Celina Caesar-Chavannes is a first-term Liberal MP from Whitby, Ontario.
She immigrated to Canada from Grenada, and she’s been a great success: A bachelor of science degree, then an MBA. A success in business, and now an MP — and a parliamentary secretary to a cabinet minister, no less.
But she sees racism and sexism everywhere.
You may have heard that, earlier in this month, she and Maxime Bernier, the Conservative MP from Quebec, got into a Twitter battle.
David Menzies reported on this at the time, but in short, Caesar-Chavannes told Bernier:
"Please check your privilege and be quiet."
Bernier didn't back down. Conservatives are too easily scared into shutting up when someone calls them “racist,” so bravo to him.
This all happened on March 6.
And the next day, Caesar-Chavannes gave a speech at the Empire Club in Toronto.
She tweeted about it:
"I have heard individuals say that I might be a one-term MP because I continue to speak up about issues, and I accept that. I accept that because #MyFeminism requires me to be bold... It requires me to smash and challenge the status quo."
Then she shared a video clip. There's one line in particular that stands out:
"Black coffee, no sugar no cream.”
That's a very specific reference. It was in a speech given by Malcolm X, the U.S. black activist who was contrary to Martin Luther King. Malcolm X didn’t want blacks to integrate. He was the mirror image of the KKK, in some ways.
As I'll show you, Malcolm X was saying: White people are like milk in coffee — they ruin it, they dilute it, they are the enemy of black people.
So this angry, grouchy, chip on her shoulder politician, who came to Canada with nothing, who is now at the highest heights of privilege — speaks at the Empire Club, as a parliamentary secretary — she copies the language of Malcolm X?
And whatever else you say about Malcolm X, at least he was addressing a real problem.
What’s Caesar-Chavannes’ excuse?
She’s a disgrace, and you need to know it.
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