Historical wrongs include keeping families separated


This should be about justice and honour for pioneer Chinese families with subsequent healing, reconciliation, and closure [“ Gabriel Yiu: Why the B.C. government is apologizing to the Chinese”, web-only].

You hear a lot about the call for education but little about justice. What could be more educational than an inclusive just and honourable redress to the seniors who survived exclusion?

Much more insidious than the head-tax grab, there are people alive directly affected by exclusion and family separation.

What could be a better legacy than closure of this racist chapter of B.C. history by making the affected seniors the priority?

Yes there is much education to be done. Justice is not about popularity. Without justice, what is the worth of an apology and education of historical wrongs worth?

> Sid Tan / Straight.com

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