It is important for us to be more aware of the context we are dealing with. This includes an awareness of facts and on-the-ground reality of those who face racism and injustice. It involves an awareness of the discourse and dialogue taking place in society. Without some grounding in context, our reflection can become an abstract, theoretical discussion.
Here are some materials for you to watch/read this week. We have curated from among the many, many things out there to make it digestible. Please commit some time this week to review these materials.
R. v Morris
This is a judgment from a criminal law case in Ontario. It delves into the issue of systemic racism in Canada, and in particular the challenges that black people in Toronto face.