While horrifying, it didn’t come as a surprise that some people would leave racist comments on the Facebook page of a Quebec news outlet when it posted a story on the deaths of seven Syrian refugee children in Halifax in February.
Among the comments on TVA Nouvelles’ post: “Good riddance” and “We’re tired of paying for them.” One young man who posted xenophobic comments admitted in a radio interview that his constant exposure to negative information about Arabs contributed to his immediate feelings of hatred when he saw the story about the Syrian family.
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