Yes Canada. You Are Racist Too

Monday, March 23, 2015

An interesting and quick read from the Canadian Tyee as sometimes I forget that my neighbors to the north have had some issues as well:

I was very much alive in 1942 when Japanese-Canadians were expelled from the British Columbia coast, without charge or trial; and interned, with their property seized and sold for peanuts. (I pause here to admit, as I did here a few weeks ago, that my father "bought" a factory from the "trustee" for the Japanese at 10 cents on the dollar, and with this "loot" I was educated and raised. No doubt my conscience bothers me, but in the words of Jiminy Cricket in Pinocchio, "always let your conscience be your guide.").