When keeping it partisan goes wrong (IV) - Macleans.ca

When keeping it partisan goes wrong (IV)

by

For what it’s worth, Marlene Jennings, the lone black MP in the current parliament, would prefer you avoid using the term entirely.

“As a Black child growing up, I was called all sorts of pejorative names based on the colour of my skin, including the ‘n-word’ and ‘tar baby’ – and believe me, it was hurtful,” said Ms. Jennings. “I am offended by Mr. Poilievre’s insensitive remarks – and I know leaders in the Black community across Canada feel the same way.”