Change Everything

Election 2019: Racism with a Smile

Episode Summary

In a special mini-episode, we discuss the federal election and all the special moments of racism that it surfaced.

Episode Notes

In a special mini-episode, we discuss the federal election and all the special moments of racism that it surfaced. We dig into the political flashpoints that brought hateful politics into the mainstream - from a former immigration minister celebrating Blackface while claiming to speak for the Black community, to the secret conspiracy signals flashed by the leader of a fringe party welcomed into the spotlight.

This election has the highest possible stakes when it comes to climate action. But we can't talk about a Green New Deal without talking about institutionalized racism in Canada - and how our system devalues and dehumanizes the people most at risk.

Special thanks to Aluma Sound for our theme music.
Please support this podcast by contributing to our Patreon account, and read more about The Leap.