Anti-Black Racism & Racism & Discrimination Task Force survey

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As part of a process of identifying critical issues related to racial discrimination and institutional racism in our community, we are asking you to complete this survey.

This survey is being conducted by the Town of Shelburne Anti-Black Racism, Racism and Discrimination Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to gather information from the community which will be used to make recommendations to Council.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes and your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. All survey comments will be included in a future report to Council.

As part of a process of identifying critical issues related to racial discrimination and institutional racism in our community, we are asking you to complete this survey.

This survey is being conducted by the Town of Shelburne Anti-Black Racism, Racism and Discrimination Task Force. The purpose of the Task Force is to gather information from the community which will be used to make recommendations to Council.

The survey will take approximately 20 minutes and your responses are voluntary and will be confidential. Responses will not be identified by individual. All responses will be compiled together and analyzed as a group. All survey comments will be included in a future report to Council.

Tell us your story and ideas

Tell us about your experience living in Shelburne and ideas that you feel would contribute to the discussion.  

NOTE: You do not have to use your real name, if you chose to remain anonymous please make up a user name  i.e Bat Man

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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    What Will You Do Now?

    by Reuben, 5 months ago

    I have been watching the Task Force meetings on YouTube and was struck by one of the most recent sessions. A presenter asked "What are you willing to do? What are you not willing to do?" This stuck with me for multiple reasons, but first I want to give you some context.

    When we talk about intersectionality, we aren't just referring to the discrimination that women of colour experience as both women and as coloured people. We are also referring to the other areas of life in which white supremacy acts and dominates the narrative, because white supremacy does more... Continue reading

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    Some Thoughts on "Racism"

    by Michael, 5 months ago

    People define “racism” as: "prejudice, discrimination and antagonism against someone of a different race, based on the belief that one's own race is superior". Defining racism is problematic because in reality it is not a viable concept. Individuals and governments incorrectly categorize people by the color of their skin and call it "race". This is very wrong because black, brown, red and white skin do not represent "races". Neither is Hispanic a race; it is a term created by the U.S. government in 1970s to describe people of who had the Spanish language and culture. There is no "Asian race"... Continue reading

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    what has been done isn't enough

    by Edgar, 5 months ago

    This only appeared , after the George Floyd incident. when everyone took a stand for black/all lives matter . before then the small mandatory steps the schools had taken over bullying was a joke , i remember when the Syrian refugees came to the middle school , and yes the teachers supplied special learning for the non English speaking child , but soon after the child was stabbed by other students for being different , which I believe was hidden from the new paper . when someone who is already at a disadvantage , cant even feel safe in his... Continue reading

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    What the heck was that?

    by Edgar, 5 months ago

    I just took the survey and was seriously offended. It implies that anyone other than WASPS should be looked upon as and treated as "different". People are people and we all basically have the same human make up. If you like a person or don't like a person, it is the person you have that reaction to - not a race. I agree that discrimination is wrong and if Shelburne is still in the discriminating mindset then you should all take a trip to a major Toronto hospital where the staff consists of professionals from all over the world and... Continue reading

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    Survey

    by Phil, 6 months ago

    I did the anti black survey online and I was wondering why the questions changed depending on the answers I gave. Shouldn’t the questions be the same for everyone?

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    Anti-Black Racism, Racism & Discrimination in Shelburne

    by Ali, 6 months ago

    The use of the Confederate flag at public events supported by the town is quite offensive.

    Lack of diversity on the police force ( not enough women, and lack of diverse cultures) and town staff

    Lack of diversity and representation in our schools in Shelburne despite the large and diverse student population