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Letters to the editor: Monday October 31, 2011

I am a fourth year Simon Fraser University student taking a course that focuses on Canadian racism, classism, and sexism.

RE: Confession: I have a thing for the GOP, published Oct. 27.

I am a fourth year Simon Fraser University student taking a course that focuses on Canadian racism, classism, and sexism. Mr. Mazerolle’s column was used as an example of racism in the media in our class. In fact, his article was such a strong exemplar that it became the star of our class discussions addressing various aspects of racism, including what is called cultural racism and the homogenization of racism.

Cultural racism, also known as the “new racism” refers to individuals or groups of people making claims that particular ethnic groups are inferior based on their race, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, and so on.

The article was culturally racist towards: Americans (it offended the U.S. citizens in our class, irregardless of their race, nationality, religion, gender, class, sexual orientation), Conservatives, and Christians who are part of a group that represents a 33,000+ total number of “Christian” denominations.

Maryanne, Vancouver

 
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