rimdora: I’m just appalled that y’all are still running around smugly insisting that Canada is some…

rimdora:

I’m just appalled that y’all are still running around smugly insisting that Canada is some kind of utopia. who had the chinese head tax yet had no problem using Chinese immigrants as fodder during the construction of the cpr? canada. who committed several atrocities against indigenous people including residential schools, the killing of Inuit sled dogs, and the cypress hills massacre? canada. who turned jewish immigrants away when they were seeking asylum during ww2? canada. as for anti-blackness, I don’t know where yall have been but there was slavery in Canada too, a history that’s much shrouded cause we refuse to own up to it in order to keep our squeaky clean rep. we had a goddamn eugenics movement. we have a rising nazi problem. indigenous and black people are treated like shit over here. there’s so so many case studies I could pull on that, you don’t even know. I could go on but tl;dr:

canada is a nation built on myths of politeness and respect that allows it to commit the atrocities typical of a settler-colonial state while appearing to the world at large as being a good ol place to live in. stop shitting on poc by insisting that it’s true.