08 February 2017

Because facebook isn't where I need to share this, at last this white privileged man has experienced institutionalised racism.  Of course it wasn't direct.  I'm white.  I'm privileged.  No it was to my daughter.

Evidently being a New Zealander with a non-english name allows a school to take my daughter off to test her english.  Her comprehension. Her...

I'm pretty livid. It will be interesting to see what happens next.  My partner in this is just as incredulous.  She's started the inquiry.  I doubt I'll be satisfied with the response.

Fuck this.  And fuck what's happening in the world at the moment that makes me catch at myself for thinking "is this inevitable?".

It just shouldn't be. It. Just. Shouldn't.

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