The Conservative Party released, then pulled, an ad on its Twitter feed that depicted a man walking into Canada, suitcase in tow, at one of those “unofficial border crossings.”
In the image, the man is literally walking over Prime Minister Trudeau’s virtue signalling “Welcome to Canada” tweet that set off the stampede of irregular migrants.
Did I mention the migrant happens to be black?
Well, cue the outrage, because apparently, it’s racist to depict an irregular migrant as black, even though many asylum-seekers are from Nigeria, Haiti, Somalia and Eritrea.
If we’re fielding asylum requests from migrants -- many of whom happen to be black -- then why is it racist for the conservatives to depict them accurately?
It’s one thing for the usual suspects to scream racism even when there isn’t any, but it’s quite another for CPC leader Andrew Scheer to capitulate to the mindless mob.
How can we hope to come up with a solution to this problem if we can’t even have an honest discussion about it?