Ethnicity has no place at USC polls
will be crowned king of the USC castle?" Feb. 5
To the Editor:
While reading the continuing coverage of [the University Students' Council]
elections, I have been surprised that The Gazette has repeatedly
ignored one issue in their attempt to discredit presidential candidates.
It struck me that, not one, but two candidates this year are making their
ethnic background [an election issue]. This is the first election of any
kind where I have heard candidates openly campaigning on the slogan: "Vote
for me I am a minority." At the risk of sounding incredibly
politically incorrect, one's ethnic background has no relevance to an
Certainly they spout other conventional promises such as getting students involved, representing the interests of the students, O-Week, etc., but ethnicity should never be a factor when casting one's ballot. Favouring one person over another based on ethnic differences is, after all, the definition of racial prejudice.
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