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LETTER: Use common sense when it comes to federal election

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15.10.2019

Kennedy’s recent letter in the Cape Breton Post, ("Election campaign cause for frustration," published on page C1, Sept. 24) injected a common sense response to those photos of Justin Trudeau. Thankfully, most Canadians are doing the same.

Society is continually evolving, shaped and conditioned by the norms of what we call acceptable social elements of our popular culture. I seriously wonder about judging peoples’ actions within today’s social norms, based on the social norms that existed in the past. If Justin Trudeau’s appearance with a brown or black face 15-20 years ago makes him a racist according to our present social norms, how should we view Michael Jackson today?

What I find far more disturbing is a hateful far-right mind-set, rooted in ignorance,........

© The Journal Pioneer