If you have even one conservative relative on Facebook—you know the one you thought you had on “limited profile"—then you’ve heard some version of, "at least we don’t have that kind of racism here in Canada” over the last week. Well, hate to break it to you Uncle Dave, but we absolutely do have “that kind” of racism here in Canada.
Our much celebrated melting pot of diversity makes for great political sound bites and subway poster campaigns, but the day to day reality for many people of colour is lot closer to this New Brunswick man’s recent experience.
Louizandre Dauphin was pulled over on the weekend by RCMP on his way home from Stonehaven wharf in Bathurst, N.B. Police told him they’d received several calls about a “suspicious” black man parked at the wharf.