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Election Campaign: Face Paint and Water-Cooler Conversations

election campaign: It is, as the prime minister admits, an act of racism to use black or brown face paint to mimic a racialized community, according to National Observer. Canadians are rightfully enraged. It has dominated our water-cooler conversations and our family dinner discussions since the images broke. Some are angry because racial identity is being politicized by some leaders. Some are angry because the prime minister simply should have known better. Some are angry because it takes away from other important issues in this election campaign. ( As reported in the news.