Canadian Media Should Recognize Itself In Trudeau’s Racism
Canadian Media Should Recognize Itself In Trudeau’s Racism
Not only is the country's media unequipped to cover racism such as Trudeau’s — it is actively perpetuating it

By now, you’ll have seen the many pictures of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wearing dark brown and black makeup in a variety of settings, including at an “Arabian Nights” themed party at which he also wore a turban.

But you may not have seen that the very first reports of Trudeau’s behaviour came just a day after CTV News ran a story questioning whether NDP leader Jagmeet Singh could become prime minister given that he wears a turban. Without meaningfully scrutinizing racism in Canada, the outlet provided a platform for people with discriminatory views on that matter, even quoting a person who said Singh would be more “normal” if he took his turban off.

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