2001 ‘Arabian Nights’ May Sink Trudeau

from The Wall Street Journal,

A month from the election, a ‘brownface’ controversy erupts in Canada.

Canadians have seen the face of social justice, and it’s rather dark. On Wednesday Time magazine published a yearbook photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau dressed in a turban and white robes, his face covered with brown makeup. It was taken at an “Arabian Nights”-themed gala in 2001 for the Vancouver private day school where he was teaching drama, French and math. “It was a racist thing to do,” said the Liberal leader. “I should have known better then, but I didn’t and I’m sorry.”

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