by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Jan 17, 2013
The CBC News is reporting that Gavin van der Linde, the mayor of Morris, a southern Manitoba town, is “furious over what he calls racist comments about aboriginal people in the latest edition of the community newspaper”. The editorial of the Morris Mirror’s current edition (PDF), penned by editor-in-chief Reed Turcotte, also labels Canada’s Aboriginals and Idle No More activists ”terrorists”.
natives are acting like terrorists in their own country. Indians/Natives want it all but corruption and laziness prevent some of them from working for it.
A recent study by the Open University of Israel and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, suggests that women who have been labeled “beautiful” by their peers are more likely to conform to social norms. They’re likely to put their own interests before the interests of others.
That’s what the 18-year-old Canadian pop star has told Rolling Stone magazine. The trouble is: our over-produced, over-exposed, man-made spoiled brat claims to have Aboriginal roots.
But you know who’s to blame for Bieber’s ignorance? Girls. That’s right. Rolling Stone believes Bieber is “ready to be a grown-up superstar, if only those millions of screaming girls would let him think.” Seriously?
Betty Ann Lavallée, national chief of the Congress of Aboriginal Peoples, was quick to set the record straight:
These kinds of remarks are another example of what Aboriginal peoples in Canada struggle with every day. It promotes the misconception that we are somehow getting a free ride. This simply is not the case and we are concerned that many people may believe what he said.
Bieber’s utterances reflect our collective ignorance and prejudice against Aboriginal peoples. A prejudice we collectively deny. For example 600+ Aboriginal women and girls are missing or murdered in Canada and we’ve yet to express our collective outrage.
From the mainstream media, no outrage whatsoever. Some headlines:
Photo credits: Rolling Stone