NB: It’s a general rule of mine to not write anything meant for public consumption when I’m mad. I am very consciously breaking this rule right now. Right now, I am so angry I can barely see straight. If you can make it to the end of this diatribe, you’ll find out why.
A FEW YEARS AGO, I was talking to Art Threat‘s Rob Maguire about racism. I told him I wanted to start a blog called Canada Is A Racist Country based on comments I’d seen in response to pieces on cbc.ca. I was just going to take screenshots and put them up there for people to see and comment on. He thought it was a great idea. I never did it in part because I didn’t want to have to get into conversations about race and racism all the time. Those conversations hurt my head in part because they’re so predictable.