In what had all the makings of a staged event, Canada’s liberal Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was asked on camera by two young black girls about appearing in blackface.
“Why did you paint your face brown?” one of the girls asked the prime minister, who was making an appearance at their school.
Where would the left be without the manipulation of language, in this case using the term being “brown,” as if this somehow lessens the severity of his actions? Even worse, though, was the cringe-worthy response from the prime minister.
“It was something I shouldn’t have done because it hurt people,” he told the girls. “It’s not something you should do and that is something that I learned and I didn’t know it back then, but I know it now.”
Back then being all the way back to 2001, when Trudeau was but a pup of 29 years. more