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Jagmeet Singh gracefully responded to a racist idiot, which proves he can lead a major political party we guess. Also, racism is totally not a problem anymore, according to the most widely-read columnists in the country.
September 14, 2017

NDP leadership candidate Jagmeet Singh proves he can meme with the best of ’em. If you haven’t already seen it, watch him respond to a racist heckler with a message of love.

Christie Blatchford says we shamed the profession of journalism by publishing Robert Jago’s fake obituary of Conrad Black. Incidentally, here’s Conrad Black’s piece on how racism is dying and Margaret Wente telling us, “The Good News About Racism.”

Omar Mouallem co-hosts.

Omar’s Twitter: @omar_aok

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