Winnipeg? Racist? Nope!

I would object to that observation... it's not my experience.

This was Pallister's response to the Macleans cover story about anti-aboriginal racism in Winnipeg. The article gave a detailed account of racism both horrifying (the murder of Tina Fontaine) and everyday (casually racist remarks). No one seriously doubts that for indigenous people, racism structures all kinds of experiences in the city.

But I guess if it doesn't happen to Pallister then it doesn't matter.

How odd that a wealthy white politician wouldn't have first-hand experience of the virulent racism that indigenous people encounter every day on the streets of Winnipeg. So apparently we're all cool. Nothing to worry about here. Nosir!

It's kind of part of the job of being politician to at least try to see the world from other people's perspectives, or at least to believe what they say. Otherwise you're just representing yourself, or the belief that only people very much like you matter. Hmmmm.

Is there more shit? Damn right there's more shit!

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