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Quote for Michael McKinnon Case

Title

Quote for Michael McKinnon Case

Description

I was called ‘chief,’ conversations were referred to as ‘powwows;’ my wife, who was then my girlfriend, was referred to as a ‘squaw’.
They (his superiors) seemed shocked that somebody would actually identify it and bring it forward. You could see it in their reaction, ‘Do you really want to come forward? You’re going to cause problems for yourself. Try and fit in. Be part of the team.’

Creator

Michael McKinnon

Source

An article titled: 23 years later, jail guard compensated for racial taunts.

Publisher

Toronto Star

Date

2011

Files

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Citation

Michael McKinnon, “Quote for Michael McKinnon Case,” Exhibits, accessed June 24, 2024, https://exhibits.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/20806.