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Mrs. Miller, Hope You Are Well.

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The intention of these posts is not to garner sympathy, (send me chocolates, if you must) but just to document some experiences I had, and perhaps put a humorous spin on them. Others, I have known, have had it much worse than my pretty privileged and stable upbringing. I had both sets of parents, food, a roof over my head, and a 7-digit trust fund when I turned 21. Of course, that last part is a bit of an exaggeration. It was more like 3-digits.

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I am a Sansei, with two teens, and a hamster. This blog is a repository for ideas and observations, expressed in cartoon form, by and large. A bit of a journal too. Feel free to follow me on INSTAGRAM @ WILTOONS, (the Twitter for people who like to go out) where I post a journal comic. Thanks for dropping by! The pic is of me and my boy Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits. (not really a fan but he wanted his pic with me) © Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons, 2009 to 2020. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Wilton Sugiyama and Wiltoons with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. So there.

6 thoughts on “Mrs. Miller, Hope You Are Well.

  1. Our daughter is in her final year of Education at University. Currently her practicum is at an inner city school, at which many students from poor and dysfunctional homes, attend. I’m glad to hear that there is a prevailing attitude among the teachers to make school a safe place, free of racism and insults. I wonder if Mrs. Miller’s cruelty was ever addressed by the administration?

  2. Thank you for your comment, Candice. Different times back then, the 1970s. I would have hoped that her conduct might draw some attention, but, in all likelihood, not. I witnessed acts of violence towards children (grade 5s and up) by admin staff, a common occurrence in a curriculum that included corporal punishment (which I fortunately escaped). The intolerance was a by-product of colonialism and the negative prevailing attitude toward the many indigenous peoples and immigrants in my town. Winnipeg is a particularly heinous example, as is Thunder Bay. I have grown to champion the indigenous peoples and others who face discrimination due to ethnicity, how could I not?

  3. Ugh. I hate bullying so much (especially when it has a discriminatory aspect. Especially especially when it’s aimed at kids). I want to kick something. And send you chocolates.

    1. Aw ta Lucy. That means a lot. One of your prints is in my daughters room now. The anarchist kitty one. Happy vibes from Vancouver!

  4. Wow. She was a horrible teacher and had no business teaching children. I encountered a few dillies in my day. And my brother used to get “the strap” every Friday afternoon for some reason. So bad.

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