“I think multiculturalism has been a very effective way of silencing anti-racist politics in this country. Multiculturalism has allowed for certain communities—people of colour—to be constructed as cultural communities. Their culture is defined in very Orientalist and colonial ways—as static: they will always be that, they have always been that. And culture has now become the only space from which people of colour can actually have participation in national political life; it’s through this discourse of multiculturalism. And what it has done very successfully is it has displaced an anti-racist discourse.” —
Dr. Sunera Thobani, University of British Columbia, on multiculturalism
Abject misery, raining sideways.
Seriously, Vancouver. It’s ugly out there.
Suddenly not feeling guilty about my epic plan to stay in bed all day.