Comment 130303

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted August 15, 2019 at 11:42:03 in reply to Comment 130301

I would argue that the cartoons that hang out at city hall are last ones you - or anyone - should be expending any energy on because they are most likely the ones that will end up doing something stupid if they are angered enough. Let the faded sad looking old men protest taxes and Trudeau and whatever else they want quietly on a Saturday as they are free to do in a free society.

As the husband of a non-white person I can tell you that the real racism that needs to be dealt with is the racism you don't see in open display. Like being asked by well meaning adults if you are the nanny of your own child because hey, what else could you be? Or, sending out resume after resume with excellent qualifications but a 'foreign' sounding name at the top and getting no responses. Change that name to an English one and BOOM you're scheduling interviews every other day.

That is real racism and it can only be defeated by engaging with people - all people - and finding some common ground and understanding. What I hate to see is Cameron promoting this disengagement with city hall, encouraging people to fold their arms and turn away. That is exactly the opposite of what needs to be done.

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