Kojo Damptey

Racism has entered the Hamilton municipal race.

Last week in Ward 14, candidate Kojo Damptey’s bus shelter ad was vandalized by a poster saying “White Lives Matter” along with a link to a social media platform advocating white supremacist literature.  The Hamilton Police Services have stated that they are treating this as a hate crime investigation.  When something like this happens it draws our attention.  

We wanted to speak with the target of this intimidation, the candidate himself Kojo Damptey.  Mr. Damptey is an Executive Director of the Hamilton Centre for Civic Inclusiveness.  He is also a community leader and advocate along with educator.  

Would this attach deter his drive to win?  What does this say about Hamilton and it’s relationship with Anti-Black Racism?  Will Kojo Damptey shy away from this intimidation?  Find out by listening to the episode.

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