By Letter to the Editor on July 11, 2020.
Here we are in the midst of huge protests, riots, and other actions which are intended to do away with systemic racism for any reason. But it seems even the legitimate articles can’t get it right.
Just today it was announced that Alberta is getting a new lieutenant governor who will be the first Muslim lieutenant governor in Canada.
If we were really interested in doing away with racism, the fact that she is Muslim should’ve never been in the article. And therein even the main stream media can’t get it right. We just don’t get it.
The article should have extolled her philanthropy and business success and the successful person that she is.
The byline should’ve read “Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has named business owner and philanthropist Salma Lakhani as Alberta’s new lieutenant-governor.”
That’s it – that’s all.
Being Muslim should have never entered the discussion.
Looks like we have a long long way to go in getting rid of systemic racism.