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News had just broken that another black man had been killed in an incident with the police. Every news station was quick to line up pundits to argue about who was at fault. Social media was polarized, both sides rife with anger and frustration. I was scrolling through Instagram, struck by the many images declaring that “love wins.” Usually I quickly like these posts, trying to convince myself the world isn’t as scary or dark as it seems.
Canadians are known worldwide for our polite nature and “sorry”-filled vocabulary. If somebody elbows us in a crowd, we politely and quickly say “Sorry!” as we continue on our way without a second thought. We are known for apologizing for other’s mishaps. The other day I said “Sorry” when someone else spilled ice cream on my shoe.