A Brief History of Racism

Every human life begins with a sperm and an egg. From this union of the two, comes a human being. The resulting human hasn’t a damn thing to do with the its own creation. The birth of a human is a random accident.  The ‘sperm meets egg event’ could create a human of any colour,…

An Indian and the Witch’s Hut

It was 1981. I had recently moved to Canada. I was a few months past being called a “turban head” or “rag head”, the favourite racist terms for Sikhs who wore turbans. A few months after moving to Canada as a Sikh teenager, my family marched me down to a hair dresser to get my…