Poetry Examining the Edges

Maggie Kyle

Abstract


White privilege allows white people to benefit from systems of oppression that work to disadvantage people of colour and Indigenous people. The author has written a selection of nine poems that create a dialogue surrounding the various forms of privileges, ignorance, and impacts that are created as a result of whiteness in Canada. These poems create a dialogue about different aspects of systematic discrimination including how discrimination exists through the law, media, and education systems as well as on an individual level. These poems are a result of personal reflection of the author.


Keywords


White; Colonialism; Whiteness; Race; Discrimination; Privilege

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