Racist Anti-immigration flyers single out Sikh community in Brampton

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Brampton resident Jamal Jones holds an anti-immigration flyer that was delivered to his home this week. Jones says he finds the flyer offensive and racist. Brampton resident Jamal Jones holds an anti-immigration flyer that was delivered to his home this week. Jones says he finds the flyer offensive and racist.

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In Brampton, set to launch Sikh Heritage Month on Friday, residents a stone’s throw from city hall were shocked this week to find on their doorsteps anti-immigration flyers highlighting the Sikh community.

“Racism is real; it’s still here. People have the fallacy that it’s ended and stopped. It’s very much not that,” said Wellington St. resident Jamal Jones, who discovered the flyer on his door earlier this week.

Jones, 23, a second-generation Jamaican Canadian, found it offensive and racist. He decided to draw attention to this unacceptable act by posting a photo on Facebook, which later got picked up on Twitter and went viral.

“We should…

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