Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith’s must-watch videos on civic elections – and racism!



TRUST Georgia Straight Editor Charlie Smith to say it as it is!

In “Video: Inauguration Day—a poem on the 2014 Vancouver election” on his online paper at, Smith bluntly states:


Here’s the truth that few will report

Anglo names get the most voters’ support

White faces and name recognition

Count most with the older generation

Chinese surnames help some people win

But Philippine names, they go to the dustbin

South Asian surnames almost always lose

Leaving Indian candidates with a long-lasting bruise


Then in the video at the bottom he explains the facts behind the rap – and mentions that The VOICE Editor Rattan Mall is one who is not afraid to tackle this issue even as others shy away from it.


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