Several big brands have been labelled “racist” recently after releasing adverts which have backfired.
H&M apologised in January for showing a black child modelling a hoodie which had “coolest monkey in the jungle” on the front, following a huge backlash.
Dove soap said sorry a few months earlier for releasing a series of images that appeared to show a black woman turning into a white person.
…Nonetheless, a committee crisscrossing the country in search of intolerance is bound to find it, and to publicize that finding. This is of a piece with this government’s fondness for making people feel bad about themselves.
You may be proud of your home and your community, but you’re living on unceded Indigenous land, as Liberal cabinet ministers insist almost everywhere they go.
You may consider yourself environmentally responsible, but that SUV you drive is an abomination, which is the whole reason behind the carbon tax.
You may consider yourself free of prejudice, but apparently this country suffers from systemic racism and Islamophobia, which is why we need a task force.
As conservative commentators and politicians are certain to point out, the worst example of religious discrimination under way right now might come from the Liberal government itself. Employment and Social Development Canada has cancelled funding for a summer-jobs program to churches and other religious organizations because they refuse to affirm on the application form that they respect “reproductive rights and the right to be free of discrimination” on the basis of, among other things, “sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.”
HALIFAX — A small-town university in Atlantic Canada has been thrust into the epicentre of a national debate about free speech on campus, amid new allegations a controversial professor has made “racist and transphobic comments” in class.
God forbid a drawing looks like a type of person.
Piper Harron – Oppressed racist.
A blogger for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) posted a racist, sexist screed in which she bluntly tells white, heterosexual males in the field that they are “taking up room that should go to someone else” and they should voluntarily make way for minority mathematicians as repayment for their historical oppression.
If it’s tricky to see the connection between the International Day of Pink (It’s Time to Talk About Bullying, Homophobia, Transphobia) and what Eric Brazau was trying to say in court Thursday, it still feels as though there is one.
The Day of Pink was celebrated this week at, among other places, the Toronto District School Board, the biggest one in the country.
h/t Ontario John
“You put the ‘B’ in LGBT”—these lyrics from a song performed in the White House last week encapsulate the message of the third annual Bisexual Community Briefing hosted by the Obama administration.
Why is anyone tolerating this traffic jam creating bigotry?
Black Lives Matter Toronto (BLMTO) briefly shut down the intersection of Yonge and Dundas to demand justice in the death of Ottawa’s Abdirahman Abdi.
Abdi, 37, died after what witnesses have said was a violent arrest on July 24. Ontario’s Special Investigations Unit (SIU) is now investigating two Ottawa police constables in connection with Abdi’s death and both have been suspended with pay.
Vaguely related – service dogs wounded in Missouri shooting spree:
Comfort dogs have become a familiar sight for communities and families ravaged by gun violence. This weekend, they became inadvertent victims.
Two golden retrievers from a Lutheran Church Charities K-9 Comfort Dog unit and their human handlers were among those wounded in a random shooting spree in Joplin, Mo., on Saturday morning, officials say.
A van carrying the dogs had just left Immanuel Lutheran Church in Joplin shortly after 5 a.m. when it was hit by gunfire from a suspect police were pursuing.
The church van’s driver, Kenneth Eby, received multiple gunshot wounds, including one to the chest; Heidi Gustin, who was riding in the back seat, was struck in the arm. Both were transported to a hospital where they underwent surgery. Eby is listed in critical but stable condition; Gustin is in serious but stable condition.
A third passenger, Karen Mech, sustained cuts from shrapnel, police said. Her injuries were considered minor.
The dogs — Jackson and Louie — were also struck by gunfire. Jackson was grazed in the flap of his ear, while Louie took a bullet in his neck. Louie underwent surgery to remove the slug and is now recovering.
How can anyone hurt this face?
Ask yourself this: In all of the gazillions of lectures and tirades (there have, as to date, been no genuine conversations) on slavery, have you ever heard of the names of John Currantee and Ephraim Robin John?
Such names—and there are many, many more—belong to a racially incorrect history of slavery, an historical account that threatens to rip asunder the ideological foundations of the Racism-Industrial-Complex (RIC), or Big Racism.