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"CAYUGA, Ont. — For beating a non-native builder to within an inch of his life during the fiery native occupation in nearby Caledonia, a young aboriginal man was sentenced to less than two years in jail, plus time served – a punishment that leaves the victim’s family demanding an inquiry into how the courts treat First Nations offenders."Some Canadians are more equal -- a lot more equal -- than others.
Question: If a native whacks another native does he a) get a reduced sentence because he's a native, or b) get charged extra -- with a hate crime -- because he whacked a native?
In Canada, the soft racism of diminished expectation is alive and well.
My ancestors lived through the Irish potato famines. Does this buy me anything?