A leader is someone who listens and empathizes with the people.
It’s time to listen, but we must move beyond the recognition of words to understanding the feelings and motivations behind them.
It is time to listen, time to empathize, time to communicate, and time to change!
We all watch in horror and consternation what’s going on in the United States. It is a time to pull people together, but it is a time* to listen, is a time to learn what injustices continue despite progress over years and decades. But it is a time for us as Canadians to recognize that we too have our challenges. That black Canadians and racialized Canadians face discrimination as a lived reality every single day.
1. watch in horror and consternation 看得膽戰心驚
2. it is a time to 是時候去⋯⋯
3. pull together 齊心協力；通力合作
4. injustice 非正義；不公平；不公正
5. recognize 認清；承認事實
6. discrimination 歧視；不公平的待遇
7. a lived reality 現實生活
*a time: https://bit.ly/3gRjP9u
There is systemic discrimination in Canada, which means our systems treat Canadians of color, Canadians who are racialized differently than they do others. It is something that many of us don’t see, but it is something that is a lived reality for racialized Canadians. We need to see that, not just as a government and take action, but we need to see that as Canadians.
8. systemic discrimination 系統系的歧視
9. treat 對待；看待；將⋯⋯視為
10. be racialized 被種族化的
11. take action 採取行動
We need to be allies in the fight against discrimination. We need to listen. We need to learn, and we need to work hard to figure out how we can be part of the solution on fixing things. This government has done a number of things over the past years, but there’s lots* more to do, and we will continue to do that because we see, we see you, we see the discrimination that racialized Canadians live every single day.
12. ally 同盟者；同盟國
13. the fight against discrimination 對抗歧視；對歧視的抗爭
14. figure out 釐清；想出
15. be (a) part of the solution 成為解決問題的一份子
16. a number of 一些⋯⋯