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Photo shows Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau in brownface

A photograph of Justin Trudeau in brownface was published by Time on Wednesday night. Vassy Kapelos, host of Power & Politics, on the news and potential fallout.
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau is shown in this 2001 photo published in the yearbook of West Point Grey Academy, a private school where Trudeau was teaching at the time. (Time.com)
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A photograph of Justin Trudeau in brownface and wearing a turban at a 2001 "Arabian Nights"-themed costume party was published in Time on Wednesday night. Soon after, Trudeau apologized, saying he now realizes it was "racist." 

Today, Vassy Kapelos, host of Power & Politics, joins Jayme Poisson to talk about the reaction to the news and potential fallout for a leader who has positioned himself as a champion of diversity and inclusion. 

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