Anti-racism rally in Port Colborne

For those of you who wanted to but were not able to attend, here’s what I said at today’s rally in Port Colborne:

I was 18 years old when I met James, the man who would become the father of my children.

When he asked me if his being Chinese was going to be a problem for me, I couldn’t fathom what he meant. Why in the world would it be a problem for me? Continue reading “Anti-racism rally in Port Colborne”

How we differ

In the wake of Donald Trump’s victory in Tuesday’s election, I’ve had many discussions about the ways in which Canada and the United States differ. At a fundamental level, our values appear to be different.

It is a difference between valuing the individual and valuing the community.

There’s been a great deal of criticism directed at “lefties” and “lieberals” who just can’t take a loss; who are “crybabies” taking to the street to throw their “temper tantrum;” who label everyone who voted for Trump as racists and bigots. That last point is the one we hear the most about. People who voted for a racist and a bigot are upset that they’re being called racists and bigots themselves. Continue reading “How we differ”