A Wise Practice about the use of the word ‘Race’

March 23rd, 2018 | Sandra Sutter

One of my mentors shared with me recently, how the use of the word ‘Race’ is socially constructed, and continues colonialist practices. Here is what was shared with me, and how I was kindly and gently reminded that we have so much to learn and share, and it is our honour and pleasure to do so…..

I too used the word RACE an have recently been corrected by one of my mentors.  We should use FAMILY (FAMILIES).  Whatever is proper.   We are all related and we are the four families: red, yellow, white and black families of (or) making up humankind [as she notes].  As always, do your own research, ask an Elder, and sign up for ICIR!

All my relations,

Sandra.

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