Seeing both sides of: Pink Shirt Day effort
The case for
It’s great to see the effort being put in at our local schools to make respecting our differences a key tenet of the education experience.
It is also great to see that effort being complemented elsewhere in the community through efforts like raising the Pride flag and ongoing racism workshops.
Societal changes may happen slowly, but they are happening.
The case against
Pink Shirt Day is all well and good, but we have to question how effective it — and other, similar efforts — are when we see evidence of ignorance and discrimination every single day.
Clothing and flags might make the people flying them feel good, but we can’t help but wonder if stronger statements are needed — in terms of better laws and the enforcement of them.
You speaking up wouldn’t hurt either.