BIPOC USHR Statement on Senator Percy Downe’s Islamophobic and Racist Comments

On February 9th, 2024 Senator Percy Downe of PEI posted segments of an exchange he had with Senator Marc Gold, regarding security checks on international students. In this exchange, Senator Downe made multiple blatantly racist and Islamophobic comments, using dog whistles to paint international students as security threats, and then specifically target Palestinian students from…

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