An American perspective on the Trudeau blackface scandal
Everybody I know knows that blackface is considered offensive and improper by the general public. It is not a secret and has not been up for discussion for quite some time. Why then does the Prime Minister of Canada say that at least as recently as 2001, he had a “blind spot” to the implications of blackface? Coming from a very prominent Canadian political family, how could that be?
If you ask Trudeau, it’s simple. It’s not his fault. It’s a result of “systemic” racism within Canada as a whole. So … actually it’s kind of your fault, if you think about it the way he does.