Trudeau evidently willing to use racial stereotypes to his advantage
National Post, 2 August 2017
Trudeau’s Rolling Stone remarks were not truly incendiary, but they did nicely illustrate that he was willing to employ negative views about Indigenous people to advance his interests
The prime minister was caught off guard. To be fair, it’s hard to be on guard when drooled over by foreign publicists pretending to be journalists. Justin Trudeau’s fanboys at Rolling Stone published a cover profile of their hero, in which he said this about his 2012 boxing match with Senator Patrick Brazeau:
“I wanted someone who would be a good foil, and we stumbled upon the scrappy tough-guy senator from an Indigenous community,” Trudeau said. “He fit the bill, and it was a very nice counterpoint. I saw it as the right kind of narrative, the right story to tell.”
Trudeau’s remarks were not truly incendiary, but they did nicely illustrate that he was willing to employ negative views about Indigenous people to advance his interests. Thus the subsequent Indigenous indignation that his comments incited was not unfounded.
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