Black Water: Part 2

As David ponders, what would his life – his interactions, sense of self-esteem, ability to combat racism – been like if he had been aware of his Indigenous identity? How do we undo the damage that spreading harmful stereotypes causes, especially to our children? What is one practical thing we can do to combat this issue, for example, specifically regarding the “drunken Indian” stereotype that David addresses? David makes the argument that when it comes to witnessing acts of injustice or racism, silence is compliance. Do you agree with this? He was bothered when no-one other than him stood up to the man who had made a racist impression at the restaurant. Why do people struggle to confront others when they do wrong?
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