October 25th, 2020

World has turned a deaf ear


By Letter to the Editor on July 3, 2020.

If Black Lives matter, why is it that we hear so little about the modern-day massacre of English-speaking Cameroonians?

In spite of photographic evidence that shows the burning of villages, and in spite of the fact that in June 2019, UNICEF claimed that 1.3 million people in the Anglophone regions of Cameroon needed humanitarian aid, it seems that the world has turned a deaf ear.

The Norwegian Refugee Council announced recently that “Cameroon’s conflict with English-speaking separatists has been rated as the most-neglected crises in the world, for the second year running.”

Black lives everywhere matter. I would encourage every facet of the media to educate us on the issue of Cameroon, and for every one of us to “ask not what your country can do for you,” ask what your country might be able to do for the voiceless in Cameroon.

Connie Lebeau

Victoria, BC

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biff

true enough, and lest we forget the english of quebec. the poor, brow-beaten anglo apologists aside, french pure laine quebecois hatred of and discrimination against english peoples has been an affront to human decency and human rights in canada. less than 1% of the quebec civil service is english mother tongue. the english presence and history there has been stifled further by language laws and changing the english names of streets and parks and buildings to french names.