A Canadian journalist has created outrage on social media over her comments on last weekend’s tragic collision in Saskatchewan that killed 15 members of a junior hockey league team. “Happy socialist” Nora Loreto, who has written for Macleans magazine and the Globe and Mail, suggested that the national grieving was influence by “maleness” and “whiteness.”
“I’m trying to not get cynical about what is a totally devastating tragedy but the maleness, the youthfulness and the whiteness of the victims are, of course, playing a significant role.”
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 9, 2018
After posting, the self-appointed social justice warrior was deluged by angry Twitter users who wondered how she could use the accident as a means to discuss her pet social issues and have “maleness” and “whiteness” intrude upon the tragedy. She was unrepentant about her remarks.
7. If you’re threatening my job for having dared to talk about systemic racism, you are racist trash and you make me grow more powerful and more thirsty for justice. I will not be bullied into silence. Ever.
— Nora Loreto (@NoLore) April 11, 2018
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police continue to investigate the accident and the company that owned the truck that collided with the school bus carrying the hockey team has been temporarily banned from driving its vehicles.
A GoFundMe campaign has raised over $7 million for the victims’ families.