All humans are equal. We all have the same rights.
I like to visit the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. It’s a reminder of what I am fortunate to have, what others in this world still lack, how far we have come, and how far we have still to go. While I want to believe that Canada is a good place to live regardless of who you are, this museum is a reminder that we have done terrible things in the past. I am not at fault for what occurred, but as a Canadian I am responsible for acknowledging what occurred and making amends where I can.
- There was a time when it was illegal to teach a black person how to read, or for a black person to get a library card.
- Plantation owners used to hide their money in books because their slaves didn’t know how to read, and therefore wouldn’t pick up the books (need a citation for this).