Andre Boisclair made comments Wednesday about Asian students having "slanting eyes" and has so far refused to apologize.
In a speech made yesterday, he spoke about global competition from Asian economies and how many of the young people come to North America, specifically the United States, to study. "When I was in Boston. I was surprised to see that on campus about one-third of the students doing their bachelor's degrees had slanting eyes," he said.
As if the comment wasn't controversial enough, Boisclair sees nothing wrong with his comment. "I don't have any intention of apologizing," he repeated several times, saying it's a term he uses quite frequently. Imagine how awkward it must be for PQ members of Asian origin to explain Boisclair's comments to their constituents.
I don't understand how Boisclair can possibly hope to become premier of Ontario when he makes comments like this and doesn't see the racial stereotype that it implies and enforces.