You Can’t Avoid Racism By Moving To Canada

The Establishment
Nov 16, 2016 · 6 min read

By Vanessa Chiasson

For decades, the man who operated a small convenience store by a bend in the road in my Cape Breton Island home town in Nova Scotia was casually called “Jimmy the Jew.” The store he ran was a nondescript white building with unparalleled views of the grey Atlantic and maintained a stock of potato chips that was varied, plentiful, and consistent — no small consideration…