We previously wrote an article about how Canada’s state media the CBC has been using a “racist stereotype” Raj Binder on their “Comedy” show 22_minutes for over 13 years.
I understand that many readers of this piece will be conservative Canadians, who aren’t as sensitive on racial issues. Well, we all know the CBC is Canada’s “Social Justice” HQ, who just today ran a special comparing Trump to Hitler, so it makes sense to hold them to a ‘higher standard’.
We started e-mailing and calling the CBC everyday, trying to get a response to the two most tricky questions we could think of:
1) Does “22 Minutes” Endorse the Use of “Racist Stereotypes” for comedic value?
2) Given that Shaun Majumder himself admitted the “Raj Binder” character was “a racist Indian stereotype”.. will the CBC continue to use the Raj Binder character?
Finally, they cracked！！
Naill Cameron from CBC Audience Service:
N: “In your email, you were specifically concerned about Raj Binder, a character played by actor and comedian Shaun Mujumder. He is a racist stereotype, you wrote, and asked whether CBC “endorses” stereotypes.”
I wrote he is a racist stereotype because the creator of the character ADMITTED he is a racist stereotype.
N: “CBC is well aware of the dangers of perpetuating stereotypes and that avoiding detrimental stereotypes, even challenging them when presented by others, is a matter of a strict Corporate policy, good judgment and common sense.”
So the CBC is well aware of the dangers of detrimental stereotypes and has a history of challenging them, as a matter of corporate policy. Why is “Raj Binder” OK?
N: “CBC viewers and listeners tell us they think they are humorous.”
There you have it folks. The CBC is fine with using racist stereotypes, as long as they are “humorous”.