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What the reaction to Colten Boushie's death reveals about racism in Canada


Colten Boushie was a 22-year-old Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation, northwest of Saskatoon. One day in early August, he and four friends drove on to the property of a 54-year-old farmer named Gerald Stanley. They say they had a flat tire and were looking for help. An altercation ensued, and Colten Boushie was shot to death.

After Boushie's death, there was an outpouring of racist comments on social media, condoning and even cheering his killing. Some said the only thing Stanley did wrong was not killing every one of the young men and women who drove onto his property.


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