|Jade, Jessica, & Emma at the pool|
it was so full, so we decided to go into the
smaller pool. Instantly the kids were intrigued and excited that we were there and they began to show off by splashing around.
|Amanda Mc & Andrea with some little kiddos|
to explain why we were in the kid pool verses the adult pool, however, the mum continued to voice her concern. As we were gathering our group together, she then said "Africans only". We were caught off guard at first and shocked as we have never experienced this at home. With the recent visit to the Elmina castle the day before, we were trying to understand the mothers perspective and reasoning for her reaction. Being mindful of the colonization history in this country, did she feel as though we were a threat and invading their space? Or, is this just our assumption? These questions allowed us to reflect upon the white privilege that we hold and take for granted. How often does this happen to others at home without our awareness? Have we ever done this unknowingly?
|Clifford & Carolyn on a motorbike...no helmet for|
Posted by: Emma Miller, Alishia Huston, Jade Geddes, and Jessica Sherbinin