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CBC: Mayoral candidate faces racism

June 25, 2014 — 

Robert-Falcon Ouellette finds the racist comments he’s heard since entering Winnipeg’s mayoral race “sad and disappointing,” he told CBC news recently.

The program director of the U of M’s Access & Aboriginal Focus Programs in Extended Education faced comments that “ranged from “you are lower-class” to angry obscenities about Indians and French people,” reported CBC.

 

“Go back to drinking. That’s where Indians belong,” said one [online comment].

Ouellette, the program director for the Aboriginal Focus Programs at the University of Manitoba, said that instead of turning the other cheek, he’s talking about it to expose what’s out there.

“You know, I have my PhD, two master’s degrees and a bachelor’s degree. I was in the army for 18 years, and no matter, it seems, what I do, for some people it’s never enough,” he said.

“What courses through my veins will never be enough for some people.”

 

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