Mensan Weighs in on Controversy

Last fall, Mensan Raj Krishnan weighed in on the 2019 Federal election and the impact of Justin Trudeau’s brownface controversy. In the second video, you can learn how he ultimately voted and his thoughtful rationale. Watch below:






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There is a song called “According to the Skin I’m In.” In the world of Theatre, one begins to understand the juxtaposition of “the skin I’m in”, with just how different life can be, despite what the outer shell of a human being may house, evolvement-wise. This is true, expectation-wise, when one is forced into an extreme, for instance: all the traditional expectations of bias and fear often coalesce, as a result, into projected “isms”, and an individual is torn between what has traditionally been a source of fear, and what they want their world to be like. Overcoming fear, and forging new realities, takes great bravery. Martin Luther King Junior had it. JFK had it. Mother Theresa had it. Nellie McClung had it. What united these people in outlook was not their skin….but their sense of the possible beyond it. Different times and ages sought to do this in ways which are sometimes not as relevant, as the years pass, and our understandings change. What at one point would have been an attempt at inclusion, for instance, or even an individual’s attempt to understand and approach a situation with humour, and a desire to express inclusion, is sometimes misunderstood, placed in the wrong context – or out of context, like profanity in a great novel, or an epithet not understood within the greater context of a work – and misappropriated for an agenda. This is not often the case, but let us be clear: discernment teaches us to be true, and understand beyond agenda and fear, working towards a hoped-for evolvement. Discernment evolves a hard look at self-bias, too. Are you up to the challenge?

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