Winnipeg to launch website seeking ideas on eliminating racism

Winnipeg Mayor Brian Bowman says he wants ideas on how to eliminate racism in the city, and he’s setting up a website where people can submit their thoughts.

Bowman says 1Winnipeg.ca, which will be launched in the near future, will offer a way to open up a public conversation about racism and look at ways of dealing with the issue.

“Regardless if you’re indigenous or not, this affects all of us as a community,” he told Marcy Markusa of CBC’s Information Radio Tuesday from Connie’s Corner Cafe in Winnipeg’s North End.

“So what I want is I want people to reach out to us through the website and let us know how they think we can improve things collaboratively.”

Bowman and Point Douglas NDP MLA Kevin Chief, who is also Manitoba’s minister of jobs and economy, were responding to an article by Maclean’s magazine last week claiming that Canada’s race issues were at their worst in Winnipeg…

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  • BillyHW

    Nancy MacDonald is a lying sack of shit. Every cause of the left is founded upon a lie.

    http://www.92citifm.ca/2015/01/25/wheeler-vs-macleans-magazine/

  • ntt1

    Round up the liberal arts Grads in Government. Treat them as we do with unwanted geese or ducks ;Addle the egg clutches where ever found, ear tag and transport the survivors to at least la pas or beyond and deal harshly with returnees

  • Iamnotweetoddit

    If you call it Indian on Indian crime, you are a racist. These folks are as self infantilizing as the blacks of America who deny black on black crime. White folk like us are live and let live, we pay the bills, we clean up the trash, and for not much money we do this. Then we pay the Chiefs 10 billion dollars a year to abuse their own people, in this way, we are truly wrong, no money should be paid, and the jails should be filled with these reserve rapists and killers that no one wants to name.

  • Clausewitz

    Here’s an idea, make equality under the law a real thing. No more special rules for special interest groups.

    • Frau Katze

      They’re getting stronger all the time!

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    Winnipeg should try “Going Dry”, maybe? Just like many Rezzes do…

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Over my dead body!

    • Clausewitz

      Ever been to a Rez? I taught at one for a year. If they don’t have booze they’ll just move onto something else like plastic bags a quarter full of gasoline. When you have nothing to look forward to in your life because of the corrupt Chiefs, then oblivion becomes the option.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        My buddy lived on a Rez when he was a kid.
        His parents were school teachers who immigrated from England.
        He learned how to run fast.
        Strangely his favourite baseball team is the Cleveland Indians.

  • FactsWillOut

    LOL.
    Well, the muzzies say the way to eliminate hatred is to follow sharia and become muslim, so I guess the way to eliminate racism is just to kick all the non-white folk out of that shithole.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    I lived downtown for two years in an apartment on Spence between Ellice and Sargent.
    Many times when I went to the Laundromat on the corner I’d have to run the gauntlet of porch monkeys yelling ‘Hey Whitey!’
    Other things happened while I lived there.
    Don’t tell me that racism is a one way street.

    • Linda1000

      I lived on Spence St. for about 6+ months in 1973 and it was fine back then. Lol
      I grew up with Indians in a small town in northern MB. I was always called “Blondie”. I can still do a pretty good imitation of a northern Cree accent. What I always heard from the drunk but harmless Indians sitting in front of the liquor store was:
      “Hey, Blondie, astumn michimoose” (sp?) meaning come here sweetheart. Usually they just wanted money to buy more booze.
      That being said, there were some nasty incidents in the town I lived in regarding white people and the Indians from the reserve. Way back then though, the problems between whites and Indians weren’t so bad or it seems like things have become much worse over the decades. Maybe it’s because of the drugs in addition to alcohol on the reserves these days?

      • Frau Katze

        Or the leftists whipping them up.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Natives are probably the most racist segment of the Canada’s population. Anybody who has ever spent any time on or near a reserve will have had the opportunity to learn the many racist names natives have for virtually every identifiable group in the country. This reality has been pointed out in several studies (one of which I was paid to edit/desktop publish for a federal government agency). Oh, and aboriginals also get really wasted, fight with one another, and frequently kill one another. Up north, in the spring, government vehicles crisscross native territories picking up the cadavers on the side of the roads