I consider living in the city of Toronto a complete blessing. It’s the fourth largest city in North America, it’s relatively clean, there’s a lot of history here, and we are an extremely multicultural community, where you can find over 140 different languages and dialects spoken everyday. We also have a fairly positive reputation throughout the continent as the place with universal healthcare, neighborhoods safe enough to leave your front door unlocked, and no prevalent racism. But the reality is, as great as our city may seem, the same white privilege that affects many first world countries, also greatly affects us as well, and there’s no greater example of that than Toronto’s crack-smoking mayor, Rob Ford.
After a long, drawn-out, and extremely theatrical series of events, concerning secret video tapes and drug dealer ransoms being paid through crowd-funding sites, yesterday morning I woke up to this: