From: Philip St. George, thenorthbaybay.ca staff
NORTH BAY — As the world watches the protests in the US and around the world, locals can be comforted knowing that the comments section of any article posted in North Bay is still chock full of racism, homophobia, calls for violence, and xenophobia.
“I spent all of Monday really pent up and agitated,” explains lifelong North Bay resident Bryan Chalmers.
“But then I finally got online and posted ‘THE MOST RACIST PEOPLE IN THE WORLD ARE BLACK PEOPLE AND INDIANS’ on a Baytoday article and now I feel better.”
Chalmers comments can be found on articles from Baytoday, The Nugget, North Bay Now, and “anywhere I can post them.”
Fellow resident Lynn Murray agrees.
Bob Sanders, who has been struggling since COVID-19 began, finds the comments “strangely comforting.”
“I recognize that they’re awful remarks made by actual people who live in my community,” says Sanders, “but there’s something reassuring in knowing that North Bay is pretty much still the same prejudiced, intolerant, and wholly biased place it was 50 years ago.”
“Good old North Bay.”