Trudeau: I did not see racism through ‘layers of privilege’

Two photos and one video have surfaced online of Justin Trudeau wearing brownface makeup before he became the Canadian prime minister.
1:09 | 09/19/19

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Transcript for Trudeau: I did not see racism through ‘layers of privilege’
Darkening your face. Regardless of the context of the circumstances. Is always unacceptable. Because of the race's history of black face. Should've understood that that. And I never should have done exactly how many times have you Durkin your skin with makeup in an act that you have your self described as racist. I is shared via moments that I recollect it but I recognize that there is something absolutely unacceptable to do. And you I appreciate calling make up but it was black face. I'm not. Is just not right it is something that. People who live with the kind of discrimination. That far too many people do because of the color of their skin. Or their history or their origins or their language of their religion. Face of a regular basis and I. Didn't see that from these. Layers of privilege that I house. And for that I am deeply sorry. And I apologize.

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