Blatant TOKENISM is now found on (soon-to-be) Canada’s newest $10 Bill
Previous portraits of notable Kings, Queens, or a Prime Minister have always graced Canada‘s Ten Dollar bill since confederation in 1867. Sir John A. MacDonald, who became Canada’s 1st Prime Minister only after years of political battles, helped to align competing colonies into a viable nation-state named CANADA.
Now, the former prime minister’s portrait on Canada’s $10 note is being REPLACED by an unknown, indistinguishable, disgruntled Black woman named Viola Desmond, whose first notoriety became known when she refused to sit in the balcony section designated exclusively for Negroes in Nova Scotia’s segregated Roseland Theatre in 1946.
… and now Viola Desmond in 2018
In 1946, Canada’s Negro (black) population was a mere .001% (one-tenth of 1%) of Canada’s entire population. Today, Blacks account for 3% due to recent mass immigration from the Caribbean Islands and Africa.