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4.3 out of 5
383 Ratings

383 Ratings

CMS89 ,

Uninformed presenter Neil MacGregor

As a constant listener and a Canadian living in Britain, I very much looked forward to recent episode “Canada and how it sees Britain”. Unfortunately, I was incredibly disappointed that the host not only failed to interview an Indigenous guest but actually used the derogatory word “Indian” to describe West Coast Indigenous art. Given Britain’s colonial history in Canada, including the mistreatment of the Indigenous population which continues to have a deep impact on settler/Indigenous relationships today, I expected a fair representation of that perspective in the episode.

Furthermore, the episode’s discussion of Chinese migrant laborers and their role in building Canada’s railroad leaves out any mention of those laborers’ experience of exploitation and mistreatment in Canada.

Shame on Mr. MacGregor and his team for such an insensitive and ill-informed presentation. If Britain truly wishes to reflect, it must face its colonial legacy of racist institutions which continue to scar the Commonwealth and beyond.

Steve 72h19 ,

That surrogate club episode is brain damaged

The reason why I unsubscribed

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I wish there were more documentaries podcasts that deal with these issues that affect the normal individuals in our society today.

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