LETTERS: Ignorance of discrimination
The older I become and the more history read, the greater shame felt for being white.
Horrible are the deeds done in the name of faith, country and commerce. Who can deny the stain in our past?
William Wilberforce spent his parliamentarian life to achieve the abolition of slavery in Britain and the Commonwealth. Since then, time has raised this noble people who were once put down as sub-human.
Any discrimination today is sheer ignorance.
We need a Canadian Wilberforce who will weep, sweat and toil in the complete libration of our native brothers and sisters.
They are arising and shining in their traditions and ways, despite the shameful manacles holding them back.
Remember well, without Tecumseh, there would not be a Canada.
Beware, time also reveals a stern pendulum of retribution, exceeding justice, balances the scale.
The perpetrators have long gone to their reward, and their great, great descendants bear the burden of correction.
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a good start, but unfortunately it was formed for political reasons and not good will. The failure to hand over documents, without a court order, is perplexing and mean-spirited.
Canada is better than this.
Terry Miller, Surrey