My Reflections on Racism as a Brown Man In Canada

Saying “all lives matter” is stupid because we all know that. “Black lives matter” does not mean you are saying other lives don’t matter!

It just means that you recognize the importance of this one issue right now and the suffering experienced by blacks. As my Black American friend said, almost everyone he knows has a story of how they were harassed just for being the wrong colour or being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He was accused of stealing his own bike by a police officer just because he was black.

Husband, dad to five, tech enthusiast. Former Conservative Muslim. www.abdullahsameer.com

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