Corky Evans, the former Nelson-Creston MLA, moved to B.C. during the ‘70s in another turbulent — and violent — time for the U.S. He joined Kootenay Morning on January 8 to reflect on the attempted coup on the U.S. Capitol building earlier in the week.

“It’s impossible on the radio to describe those years,” he said of the era of segregation in America. Two of his siblings were arrested, and his father — a WWII and North Korea veteran — left the country for good. 

“What’s happening is outside the realm of previous experience,” Corky Evans said of recent events. He added that there is precedent for these events, however, calling the country’s past “violent and racist”.

Photo courtesy of the Nelson Star.