Winston Karam, bullying, Vania Karam, racism, Broadview Public School, Ottawa, Ottawa Carleton District School Board

His Ottawa school failed to stop racist bullying. Then they blamed him.

Winston Karam is polite, soft-spoken and calm when he speaks about what happened to him in the hallways and classrooms of his old school four years ago. The tall, lanky sixteen-year old and his mother, Vania, meet me outside the building in a suburban Ottawa neighbourhood west of downtown on a sweltering Wednesday afternoon in July.