The Systemic Injustice Podcast was launched yesterday. In the first episode I attempt to layout the structure of the podcast that askes why do Canadians continue to abuse Indigenous people. The podcast will follow the structure of the Systemic Injustice documentary, without pictures of course, to go a little more in depth on the culture of racism in Canada.
Over time, and people get a look at what I am doing, I will ask people affected by symptoms of Canada’s Indigenous Racism culture, issues like MMIWG, Residential Schools, and Forced Foster Care, not to share their story, but to ask how racism affected their abuse. I am curious about what the heck is wrong with Canadians, and I hope to ask abused Canadians about their insights.
The Systemic Injustice podcast lieu of a Ph.D. thesis that I thought I would be working on at the University of Windsor, I will be starting two podcasts in the coming weeks. The first will be a follow up and an expansion of the topics I discussed in my documentary Systemic Injustice. I will be following closely the format of the film and discuss individually the evidence I witnessed on the culture of Indigenous racism in Canada.
If people listen to the podcast, and like what I am doing, I will invite guests and add episodes where I will discuss how those guests believed racism played a role in the abuse that was imposed upon them. The common question is not to parade their pain for all to see but to ask
- what they think is wrong with Canadian culture that allows people to hold traditional Indigenous racism like mascots dearly, and
- what has to change for Indigenous discrimination to lessen.
This was to be my thesis topic but I am not silly enough to think I would have support in an environment where defending the idea that Indigenous cultures are primitive and savage, academic discrimination in its truest form, is not punished. But that is par for the course in Canada, Indigenous racism is never punished.