The woman then went onto Facebook to issue an "apology" in which she confused Hindus and Sikhs. So that's the level we're dealing with, here.

This is probably the most attention an NDP leadership candidate has or will ever receive.

I'm still not voting for him . Though I do like him. And whoever wins is likely, IMO, to be a very temporary fixture, politically, given how fractured the NDP party base is right now.

As a few people have pointed out, we too often celebrate/expect his rare and difficult constraint in the face of hate and condemn any reaction that doesn't meet with social standards when what he showed is in fact incredibly hard to pull off and not something that can be reasonably expected of the vast, vast majority of people faced with such comments.