Leslyn Lewis Slams The Liberals And Media For Pushing “racist narratives” About Minority Voters

Written By Wyatt Claypool, Posted on July 20, 2022

Haldimand-Norfolk MP and Conservative Party leadership candidate Dr. Leslyn Lewis released a statement yesterday going after both the Liberal Party and legacy media’s “racist narratives” about minority Canadians. Dr. Lewis when she calls what these groups do “racist” is referring to the way they view minority voters as a block that all vote the same.

Of course, the Liberal Party and left-wing legacy media project that minority voters in Canada are natural left-wingers, which also has the racist undertone of implying that minority voters need government social programs in order to prosper. 

In her email, Dr. Lewis stated:

The media attention that Patrick Brown received was all about how he was going to “deliver” the ethnic vote to the Conservative Party, as if he alone could speak for them. As if there is a “them” – a single block of “ethnic voters” who need to be rescued because they were “victimized” by a white system and only a progressive-leaning white man can rescue them.

As someone who grew up in a community filled with new Canadians and many visible minorities, let me say that I am not a victim in need of a political saviour, nor are the hard-working visible minorities of this great country. 

Dr. Lewis then goes on to state how gross she thinks it is that the media thinks that minority voters can be passed between politicians, as if they are drones who only vote for who they are ordered to.

Dr. Lewis continues, saying:

When the media and even people within our own party treat minorities as a single voting block it is a shocking display of identity politics and frankly, the kind of racism that is antithetical to our conservative values of freedom, merit and hard work.

Patrick Brown could not deliver the “ethnic vote”. He was free, as all of us leadership candidates are, to make an appeal to the conservative values that they have. But they did not belong to him.

The fact that the media assumes that Patrick Brown can now bequeath unto Jean Charest this so-called “ethnic vote” is the epitome of the colonial thinking that they claim to hate. The oppressed minority with the white saviour narrative that keeps us begging for a seat at the table rather than being judged by our abilities.

She then goes on to cite specific instances of supposedly “tolerant” people like Joe Biden or those in the Canadian legacy media treating black voters and politicans differently depending on if they are on the right or the left.

Dr. Lewis mentions Biden specifically saying that black Americans who vote for Donald Trump in 2020 “aint’ black” as rather racist shaming tactic,  which implies “real” black Americans can only be Democrats. 

Dr. Lewis then ends her email off by stating:

Can I deliver the so-called ethnic vote to our party in the next election? I have done so in the past, and I can do it again. But not because I fit some checkbox. Because I treat people like everyone else. There are individuals all across Canada who come from many different backgrounds and I am able to connect with them on an authentic values level.

And by breaking out of the racist narratives the Liberals and their friends in the media perpetrate we can build a truly inclusive party that represents everyone. I believe in a Canada where people are judged by the content of their character and that is what I will continue to fight for. 

This emailed statement was not the only time Dr. Leslyn Lewis has called out left-wing racism in the recent past. Just a couple of weeks ago Dr. Lewis also slammed Liberal MP Anthony Housefather for making racist comments about US Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas for his position on American Constitutional law after the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

She has been very consistent about rejecting left-wing race politics, which is why the legacy media has often barely reported on her as a candidate, despite her prominence in Conservative politics.

Most notably, back in 2020 when she was first running for the CPC leadership, she was barely talked about in Canada by the legacy media while then Democratic Party Vice Presidential candidate Kamala Harris was receiving glowing coverage from every single outlet, simply because she was a left-wing black woman in politics. The ratio of Harris coverage to Lewis was something like 10:1.

Hopefully, Dr. Lewis’ candidacy and her growing ability to directly take on the legacy media and Ottawa Liberal establishment will start changing the toxic way people view white and non-white voters in future elections.

Wyatt Claypool

Wyatt is a student at Mount Royal University, where he is the president of its Campus Conservative club. In his writing, he focuses on covering provincial and federal politics, firearms regulation, and the energy sector. Wyatt has also previously written for The Post Millennial.

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