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Canadian Judge Apologizes For Racially Insensitive Comments—And We're Shaking Our Heads

By Dana Levinson

According to CBC News, Court of Queen's Bench Justice Kristine Eidsvik apologized to University of Calgary Law students for what some called racist remarks she made in a lecture on Thursday. 

According to the CBC News article:

Several students say Eidsvik talked about being uncomfortable when she walked into a room 'full of big dark people.' One student told CBC News the judge said she was used to having a button to press if she was in trouble. The students say Eidsvik told them she was used to being in her 'ivory tower' where she's normally 'removed from the riff raff.'

Twitter had some thoughts about this. 

Robin Mazumder talked about how systemic racism creeps into justice systems: