Mr. Speaker, the French-speaking community in the Americas is often subjected to harmful comments and words.
However, that pales in comparison to what visible minorities sometimes suffer on a daily basis. We must stand with them and commit to making society better. It starts with knowledge, science and critical analysis.
When a word that history and usage have characterized as racist, humiliating or degrading is used in a pedagogical context that explains and maybe even denounces the word in the interest of knowledge and analysis, is that a racist act that needs to be sanctioned?