Dear #onpoli the SPIN 👇🏽 from @fordnation has gone from #vaccine supply to *It's the borders.* This is #WhiteSupremacy trying to distract from #PaidSickDays for #EssentialWorkers. The #COVID19 cases < 20 on int ✈ last week pale in comparison to the 100s (or 1000s) of cases.../1 https://twitter.com/l_stone/status/1385966486813036545
...in #EssentialWorkers in #Peel #Scarborough & #GTA. What's more is that these travel cases are tracked & traced ie WE KNOW ABOUT THEM! However, places like @amazon @WalmartCanada @LoblawsON distribution & manufacturing are making people work to survive with no #PaidSickDays. /2
It is unlikely that travel translates directly to a warehouse outbreak & multiple exposures in #EssentialWorkers communities. The fact that many workers are Brown & Black contributes to this false *it's a border problem* narrative perpetuated by #Racism & #WhiteSupremacy. /3
It's a piece of the #CovidZero puzzle but it is not NOR HAS IT EVER BEEN the major driver in #onpoli #COVID19Ontario. That has been #EssentialWorkers #UnsafeWork #UnsafeSchools & lack of #PaidSickDays . That is on @fordnation . /4
White people who read & nod, what we can do is change the narrative around us & beyond. I told my parents they need a better view of #GTA landscape incl the impact on #EssentialWorkers in #Scarborough & @regionofpeel. I told them that @DrFullertonMPP has failed #LTC seniors./5
I told them that blaming India, #SouthAsians , & #BIPOC due to travel or employment is #Racism #WhiteSupremacy & that we, this hhld, would not tolerate those views at any time; that we will cut ties if they continue to parrot ignorant #CON talking points. #onpoli #PaidSickDays /6
I again shared that #EssentialWorkers need #PaidSickDays & that this #ThirdWave is @fordnation ineptitude & pandering to corporate greed. They listened. I'm not virtue signalling here. If my parents ( #boomers) believe this garbage then so do yours. #onpoli #BlackLivesMatter /7
We have to stand up & have these convos & fights in every white corner of #onpoli. White suburban Kanata does not hear this narrative at all. It is up to us, in these effing #WhiteSupremacist spaces, to tell the truth & disrupt our families, our friends, our neighbours. /8
More importantly, perhaps, is disrupting by confronting these #WhiteSupremacist narratives in workplaces - in #onted, government, policing, finance, board rooms in all sectors. Ya it's uncomfortable but SO WHAT. If you want change, it's going to be hella awkward but .../9
...it is nowhere near the #racism #Discrimination & #WhiteSupremacy that #EssentialWorkers & #BIPOC communities experience daily in #onpoli. #StandUp to #WhiteSupremacy in ur comfy white life or #STFU. I've had it with performative bullshit. #WalktheTalk #PaidSickDays n/10
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