Racism in Newfoundland town has no limits

by Mich.Raposo on October 1, 2014 - 1:26pm

The article “Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport, Boy who is only black child in town uses separate washroom, under constant supervision while at school” written by CBC News on June 11 2014 explains that racism and bullying due to the color of your skin is still in strong force today. The article involves a young 11 year old boy who lives in a town with a population of 200 where he is the only African American civilian; he is repeatedly bullied at school. The mother does not believe that moving to another area would even make a difference at this point; he is monitored constantly during school hours and does not even use the same washroom as the other students use. The article concludes with the deputy mayor of the Newfoundland town explaining how she did not know of these allegations, and that this town has never discriminated before, until now. 



 News, C. (2014, June 11). Torrence Collier, 11, says he faces racism, extreme bullying in Westport - Newfoundland & Labrador - CBC News. CBCnews. Retrieved October 1, 2014, from http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/torrence-collier-11-...



I find it interesting how such extreme and drastic measures have been taken in order to exclude this child based on his skin colour. I found it laughable though that the deputy had nerve to say that previous to the boy and his family moving to the town that there has never been any cases of such discrimination and racist allegations towards a single person, it is evident that before, there was no one of colour to be discriminated against. My only wonder is that if the boy is black citizen in the town, is he adopted? And why is it that the mother doesn't want to at least try to help her son in easing the problem by raising the issue to authorities, local political establishments, and other such places?
Besides that, the length of your post is great. I love how short it is but it seems that you don't particularly offer any opinions, solutions, or other such perspectives when it comes to this unfortunate story. It is wonderful that you have included a link to the article so that readers can go straight back to the article your mentioning, but your post seems to be purely a summary and nothing else. It would be great to have maybe even a few words of your opinion next time.

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