Racism in Winnipeg / by Greg Gallinger

Bartley Kives, writing at the Winnipeg Free Press:

About 274 years ago, the first white guy set foot in Winnipeg. Some of his buddies have been acting like they’ve owned the place ever since.

All Winnipeggers (and pretty much everyone living in the Americas) could benefit from educating themselves about colonialism. Kives' article does a good job of driving home the general point, but for anyone looking to learn a bit more on the topic I recommend reading A Peoples History of the United States, by Howard Zinn as well as The Red Indians by University of Manitoba professor, Peter Kulchyski.