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"As an act of reconciliation, let's take down statues of racists who tried to wipe out Indigenous Peoples."

"No, that would erase history."
"OK. How about we remove the racist logos, mascots, team names and other inaccurate stereotypes."

"No. Those honour Indigenous culture."
"How about returning the land and restoring Indigenous institutions of governance."

"Can't do that. Impractical."
"How about equitable funding for Indigenous schools and child and family services?"

"Can't afford that."
"Safe drinking water?"

"That'll take time."
"So what exactly does Reconciliation actually mean to you?"

"That Indigenous People should be more polite to us on twitter."
That is basically how most conversations about #Reconciliation go. No commitment to symbolic or practical action.

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