I was as saddened this past week as millions were when Dylann Roof boldly (I’m suppose to use “allegedly” here but he has admitted to his actions) and viciously killed nine people in a historical church in Charleston, South Carolina. Unfortunately I wasn’t shocked which is even more saddening. Apparently Sandy Hook taught us nothing. Whether we want to admit it or not racism is alive and well not only in the States but in Canada as well.
Today President Barrack Obama used the “n….” word in a public interview causing an outrage. To me there is not a more disgusting word than the “n” one (I can’t even write it) but it is all to real. Just because we have made it politically incorrect to use this word publicly doesn’t mean racist attitudes are not still out there. The erosion of that word has been based more on political correctness than changes in societal beliefs.
Yes there have been positive steps in the past but it seems for every two steps forward we have politicians who like to take some steps backwards as well. The most recent I have noticed in Canada is the whole approach to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. In Canada there have been over 1100 murdered or missing aboriginal women over the past thirty years but we have a government that doesn’t see that as a “societal issue”. Convince me that’s not racism…(buzzer sounds) too late!Continue reading “Does Political Correctness Change Racism?”