Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would like an embarrassed Canadian nation to believe that he didn't know back in 2001 that dressing up in blackface was a bad idea.
Eighteen years ago, we may not have been at the levels of “woke” we see today, but the news and media landscape tells a different story.
Trudeau's a liar. We already know that. Within hours of Justin's apology for the first photo — taken at West Point Grey Academy where Trudeau taught — and admission of a second photo, Global News reported that they were sitting on a video showing a third instance.
So let's go over the cultural climate in 2001 when Trudeau donned his turban and “skin-darkening makeup” for an Arabian Nights party and see just how appropriate blackface really was.