Latinx immigration to Canada has increased over the past years, and its demographics have shifted according to socio-political events in the region. Diana recounts her/story about navigating the education system in Canada as a recent immigrant, and how her rebeldía kept her going. She argues that the legacy of racism and colonialism permeates through Canadian multiculturalism. For racialized and Indigenous students to collectively succeed within the education system, schools and other educational institutions have to take responsibility for recognizing the ways in which racism and colonialism operate as part of their policies and practices. We conclude with the importance of knowing about colonial histories as we create new futures that don’t perpetuate inequalities.
Diana M. Barrero Jaramillo (@Barrero_Di) is a doctoral student in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. Her master’s research focused on how educational policies reproduce racial order in settler colonial contexts through the discourse of achievement gaps (http://hdl.handle.net/1807/89560). More recently, her work has shifted towards the role of memory, remembering and stories within educational research.
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