DYSPEPSIA GENERATION

We have seen the future, and it sucks.

Postcolonial Parenting

11th October 2017

Read it.

At breakfast, in the glass-towered city of Vancouver, five-year-old Abigail looks glumly at her half-eaten bowl of cereal.

“What is it, honey?” I brush the bangs back from her face.

She lets out a big sigh. “I wish I wasn’t white.”

I start. Nothing in the parenting manuals has prepared me for that.

“All we’ve ever done is hurt people,” she continues. “I wish my skin was dark and that I had a culture.”

This is not a world in which I would wish to raise a child.

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