Wow, Canada really has changed. In the 1980s it at least paid lip-service supporting the anti-apartheid struggle, but even in the worst days of apartheid I don’t think I’ve come across anything quite as racist as this.
Ottawa – A white South African man has been granted refugee status in Canada, after an immigration board panel ruled he would be persecuted if he returned home to South Africa, the Ottawa Sun reports.
This is the first time a white South African has been granted refugee status in Canada claiming persecution from black South Africans, the newspaper said.
Brandon Huntley, 31, presented ‘clear and convincing proof of the state’s inability or unwillingness to protect him’, the Canadian immigration and refugee board panel ruled last Thursday.
‘I find that the claimant would stand out like a ‘sore thumb’ due to his colour in any part of the country,” tribunal panel chair William Davis said.
Hat-tip to The BlaBla Blog.
“Stand out like a sore thumb because of his colour in any part of the country?” That guy must be channelling Dr Verwoerd.
Is Canada really as racist as that?