Rob Ford Jamaican

I'm Jamaican, But It's Not Ford's Patois That Offended Me

Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Posted 03.25.2014 | Canada Politics
Dr. Lisa Tomlinson

Let us not fall prey to the media's manipulation and become too offended by Rob Ford's rambling in Jamaican. As a language educator and native speaker, Ford's appropriation of Jamaican was not offensive. I have seen worst (mis)appropriation of the language loaded with stereotypes and they have gone unchallenged by these same institutions. What is offensive and should be of concern to our community is Rob Ford's white male privilege that allows him to stay in office despite his repeated misconduct in public and his tireless apologies/deceptions to the people of Toronto. Over the years we have seen what has happened to prominent black public figures who have committed less "offense" and how speedily they were removed from offices or forced out of positions of power.

Ford Says He Was Stuck In Elevator For 45 Minutes

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford's re-election pitch to some of the city's movers and shakers was nearly derailed Thursday when he almost missed the event, sa...

Ford Admits 'Setback' After Video Release

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Rob Ford has said a "minor setback" in his personal life was behind the release of a video this week showing him ranting incoherently and swearing in ...

Wynne's Concerned

CP | Allison Jones and Keith Leslie, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Mayor Rob Ford is calling his alcohol-fuelled, profane rant in a Jamaican accent at a restaurant — caught on video — a "minor setback," ...

'I'm Calling Rob Ford, Robert Lion': Musicians Tweet, Remix Patois Video

HuffPost Canada Music | Jason MacNeil | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Music

Last Saturday night, Drake cracked a joke about Toronto, "where the rappers are polite and the mayor smokes crack." Mere days later, that joke has eve...

Kimmel Can't Believe The Rob Ford Show Is Back For Another Season

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada TV

Jimmy Kimmel can barely believe that the Rob Ford show has been renewed for another season. The late night comic mercilessly mocked Ford's Jamaican...

'He Hasn't Changed'

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

Toronto city Coun. Michael Thompson says Rob Ford's latest drunken rant — captured in another online video — is further proof that Ford is unfit f...

RASTAFORDIAN

CBC | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Politics

The latest video of an intoxicated Rob Ford features the Toronto mayor at a fast-food restaurant, ranting in a Jamaican-style patois.  Among the wo...

Rob Ford Almost Makes Up For Justin Bieber

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada TV

TORONTO - The latest controversial video featuring Toronto Mayor Rob Ford provided fresh material for at least one late-night television host Tuesday ...

The Assassination Of Language By The Mayor Robert Ford

CP | Michelle McQuigge, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.23.2014 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - The words are slurred and drawled, trailing off haphazardly into the middle of a barely coherent tirade.But the Jamaican swear words pepperi...

Full Text Of RoFo Rant (At Least The Parts We Can Make Out)

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

Here's the full transcript (well, at least the parts we could make out) of Rob Ford's odd rant, delivered in his own version of Jamaican patois. RO...

WATCH: Bizarre New Ford Video Emerges

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Politics

A bizarre new video of Rob Ford has been posted to YouTube that appears to show the Toronto mayor attempting to speak in Jamaican dialect. Ford adm...