Toronto has just elected Rob Ford to be the mayor for the NEXT FOUR YEARS.
It’s the morning after and my blood is still boiling.
Here are the final results as published on the City of Toronto website this morning. Read ‘em and weep. And rage.
383, 501 people voted for Ford. Which represents almost half of everyone who voted, even though of course, 383,501 is only 15% of Toronto’s entire population of 2,503,281 (from trueknowledge.com)
But here’s the thing, and I’ve talked about this to a few friends, and this is going to be very difficult to talk about in a reasonable, calm and anti-racist fashion.
Lots and LOTS of people of colour voted for Ford. Some immigrants. Some not. Some lower income, some not.
There, I said it.
And the question now is, why? The answer, or answers needs to be looked at carefully. To stop this from happening again. In four years.
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