Ward, a popular Quebec comedian, is appealing a Quebec Human Rights Tribunal ruling that his performances included discriminatory comments about a young disabled singer, Jeremy Gabriel. The tribunal ordered Ward to pay $35,000 in moral and punitive damages to Gabriel and $7,000 to his mother.
The Coop les Recoltes, a bar and solidarity co-operative at the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, confirmed on Facebook its decision to exclude Zach Poitras, who is white, because of his hairstyle. Poitras, denied a spot at the Snowflake Comedy Club and another evening of “engaged humour,” declined comment on the situation.
Alleging potential racial discrimination, the review, published Friday, said, “We must acknowledge the possibility of conscious or unconscious bias against young black males in London – whether the term ‘gang’ is now heavily racially loaded and that this perception that a gang is often comprised of young black males, and ergo that young black males are often in a gang, either directly or unconsciously influences the enforcement focus of the police and subsequent actions of the justice service.”
In a blog post for Psychology Today, psychiatrist Grant Hilary Brenner wrote about the corrosive habits people develop in how they relate to themselves, and others. Some labels, for instance, come from toxic places.
Brenner identified six words we shouldn’t use, because they are “accompanied by feelings of moral judgment, hatred and utter rejection.”
Mary Curnock Cook, who was chief executive of Ucas until last year, said the fact that boys are falling behind in education is a national scandal – yet it is such an “unfashionable” topic to discuss that it has become “normalised”.
The pearl clutchers who see the dark side of everything are out watching our choices of Christmas lights this season. There can be no humor in things they disagree with. If they don’t like your hobbies, watch out, they will try to get them banned. That’s what happened when Professor Bec saw shotgun shell Christmas lights.
A high school in northwestern England is banning students from wearing expensive coats in an effort to be more “inclusive” of those who come from low-income backgrounds.
Children in Holland, Belgium and Germany grew up with the figure of Saint Nicholas instead of the US’s Santa Claus. And instead of being helped by elves and reindeer to deliver toys to children like Santa, Saint Nicholas was helped by ‘Black Pete’ and came ‘by steamboat from Spain.’
A set of 20 alternating green and red shotgun-shaped shell lights goes for the price of $9.98. But unlike Walmart’s tough stance on the sale of guns and real ammunition, background checks aren’t required to purchase these, and it didn’t state whether or not the buyer must be 21 or older.
She seems nice.
In today’s day and age, you can get in a lot of trouble for stating basic facts.
Earlier this week, Chris Bush posted this message on Facebook: “We should buy deer feeders fill them with pinto beans put them on the border and make a new hunting season. I wonder how many Texans will buy that hunting licenses and how many tags we would be allowed…”
Victoria’s Secret chief marketing officer has apologised for saying transgender models should not be included in the brand’s annual shows.
On last night’s episode of The Ezra Levant Show, I talked to Mark Meechan (aka Count Dankula) about six men in the UK who were charged by the police after making a tasteless joke about the fatal Grenfell Tower fire.
Sir Roger Scruton was tapped by the UK Housing Secretary on Saturday to chair a government committee whose purpose is to champion beautiful buildings.
Almost immediately after news of Scruton’s appointment broke, several Labour MPs began calling for his removal from the non-salaried post, claiming he has a history of making “offensive” anti-semitic, Islamophobic, and homophobic remarks.