Macpherson: Phrases and actions on systemic racism in Quebec


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In reality, Legault apparently doesn’t object to both “systemic,” or “racism,” solely the 2 phrases collectively.

At a information convention this week, he stated once more that there’s racism in Quebec, however not systemic racism. He added, nevertheless, that there’s “systemic discrimination.” That’s totally different from systemic racism, he stated, although he didn’t clarify how.

And, Le Devoir reported, the CAQ committee is contemplating recognizing that systemic racism does exist on this province — however solely in opposition to Indigenous individuals, not different racialized minorities akin to Blacks or Arabs. And provided that Legault allowed it.

Some committee members had been apparently fearful, nevertheless, that in the event that they acknowledged systemic racism in opposition to Indigenous individuals solely, different minorities can be jealous.