Look twice before judging an Indigenous person – The Globe and Mail

by ahnationtalk on May 19, 2017253 Views

May 19, 2017

Harold Johnson is an Indigenous lawyer and writer. His most-recent book is Firewater: How alcohol is killing my people (and yours).

What we see is not entirely real. Most of us have two eyes. We should see two pictures. Each of those pictures should be clear near the centre and fuzzy around the edges because we have more cones and rods, those things that we use to see, closer to the centre of our eyes. Each of those pictures should have a black hole in the middle because we cannot see through the optic nerve that runs through the centre of our retina. Our brain takes those two pictures, merges them together and fills in the blank spot.

What does it fill the blank spot in with?

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