We are hateful and racist. Of course.

The original cartoon

The original cartoon…

The original text.

The original text…

KKKebec, Three Ks as in KKK, Klu Klux Klan, I have seen this clever joke once in a while.

I would like to point out that the KKK was a WASP thing, WASP as in white anglo-saxon protestant. While we are white, we are not anglo-saxon nor protestant. If one was to look at the history of the KKK in Canada, one would see that « the canadian Klansmen had a fanatical hatred for all things Roman Catholic ». The well informed reader will know that Québec population was mostly roman catholic.

Since Québec population was mostly roman catholic and french speaking, this anglo protestant supremacist organisation had little appeal in Québec.

In Saskatchewan, however, the KKK claimed to have 40,000 members in the 1920s. Forty thousands out of a population of 750,000 (1921 Sask. pop.). We are talking about 5% of the population. For some unkown reasons, there are no Heritage Minutes about this.

So the joke should be KKKanada, or more accurately, SasKKKatchewan.

But don’t let the facts get in the way of a good story : Québec society is a racist society and picturing Québec society as racist klansmen is of course not racist.


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