KJIPUKTUK (Halifax) – This weekend’s video features Jason MacLean, president of the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU), addressing the crowd during the Rally for Diversity held in Amherst last Tuesday August 16.
When he said what he said, he told people in the shop that I am lesser than him.
MacLean calls upon councillor George Baker to abort his run for mayor, and discusses racism and white privilege.
The rally was organized after George Baker, and Amherst councillor, admitted using the ‘N’-word during a heated interchange at a local pizza restaurant.
Baker barely apologized, and is continuing his run for mayor.
Earlier we talked at length with MacLean about his experiences with racism in the workplace, and his views on privilege and the role of unions in fighting racism. Last week the Nova Scotia Advocate interviewed two of the organizers of the Amherst rally.