Personal perspectives on finding acceptance and support
Reprinted from the "Systemic Racism" issue of Visions Journal, 2021, 16 (3), pp. 22-25
I was born in 1957. A lot of times I say I’m Mulatto. My dad is Black and my Mom is white. I had loving parents. I live in Campbell River. But I grew up in Vancouver, on the East Side.
Many of us have questions around the risk of violence because we want to be safe. But the risk of violence stemming from mental illnesses or co-existing mental illnesses and substance use problems is low and involves factors that stem from our communities rather than a single individual.
Learn more about violence and criminal justice. Violence is any act that hurts you or harms you. Criminal justice refers to the justice system and may include police, courts or jail.
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