Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Under Fire for Brownface Photo: raceAhead

Sep 19, 2019 - Fortune

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, everybody’s All-Canadian, is under fire for appearing as Aladdin in brownface makeup at an “Arabian Nights” themed gala thrown by the West Point Grey Academy. Trudeau was a teacher at the time. The photograph, which was published by Time yesterday, appeared in the school’s yearbook for the academic year 2000-2001. 

The costume is not subtle or open to interpretation; he dialed it straight up to eleven. To his credit, he owned it immediately, thoug...