University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
The Student Teachers Anti-Racism Society (STARS) promotes anti-racism education at the College of Education, University of Saskatchewan through the support of the College. We work collaboratively to understand, identify, and address individual and systemic racism and its interlocking forms of oppression based on gender, sexuality, ability, class, religion and other socially constructed categories. We believe that anti-racist and decolonizing education, when woven together, can create humanizing and emancipatory change for everyone.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Just another Indian joke

I saw this on Media Indigena: Interactive Indigenous Insight


This is something to talk about with students. How are 'Indian jokes' connected to and used to justify colonization and ongoing violence towards Indigenous peoples? Children hear such jokes at a young age, and it is important that teachers take the time to help them understand the destructiveness of this racism masked as humour. But teachers need support to do this work from parents and administrators. As September is coming up, I hope all of the teachers out there have an amazing year with lots of support to have those difficult conversations our children so desperately need.

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