Categories: LettersOpinion

LETTERS: Not an expression to be used in 2020


April Lewis’ recent Zoomer column, published Sept. 17, starts with two revealing sentences.

“September is here and it promises to be an I——n Summer. Oh dear, are we allowed to say that anymore?”

No one said these words. Lewis wrote the words in her article, printed by the Peace Arch News. To use this term in today’s world shows a total lack of respect for the Indigenous peoples of Canada.

It also shows a lack of understanding of how society is changing. This is a term that should never have been used. And to ask the question “are we allowed to say that anymore,” indicates that Lewis knows this is not a term to be used in 2020.

These two sentences reveal Lewis to be a person living in a white privileged world where Queen Victoria is on the throne and where everyone knows their place.

Ian Routledge, White Rock

Wire Service

Leave a Comment
Published by
Wire Service

Recent Posts

Surrey Eagles in ‘desperate’ need of billet families for BCHL season

COVID-19 pandemic has made finding homes for players difficult: billet co-ordinator

6 mins ago

SASSY Awards set to honour Surrey, White Rock youth virtually

Annual awards move to online format this year due to COVID-19 pandemic

30 mins ago

New SFU president Joy Johnson sworn in during virtual fall convocation this week

Honorary degrees for Mina Shum and Sarah Diamond

35 mins ago

Kootenay Ford dealer’s frustration grows with ICBC

Trail AM Ford owner Dan Ashman says he just wants fair compensation from ICBC

1 hour ago

At least 26% of eligible voters have already cast a ballot, Elections BC says

Voters can cast a ballot until 8 p.m PST on Election Day

1 hour ago

PHOTOS: Assault in Maple Ridge sends three men to hospital

RCMP were called to a residence Tuesday night

2 hours ago