Hill media scrum Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Ottawa. Journalists are a product of the institutions that see whiteness as a norm, says University of Toronto professor Erin Tolley. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade
No matter how successful a Black person may be, gatekeepers are always there to remind them that race plays a role in society, whether you are on your way to earning your PhD or your place in Parliament.
Researchers have largely concluded that when women and minorities run, they win. What this means is that if parties nominated more diverse candidate slates, there would be more diversity in Parliament.
The many implications of apartheid seriously maimed not just the physical bodies, but the souls of many South Africans. This is what happens when the people in power do not reflect the people they represent.
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