Jump to content

OntarioRacism2021

Members
  • Posts

    13
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

OntarioRacism2021's Achievements

Apprentice

Apprentice (3/14)

  • One Month Later
  • First Post
  • Collaborator
  • Reacting Well Rare
  • Conversation Starter

Recent Badges

0

Reputation

  1. Whites Need Not Apply: Systemic Racism in 2021 Ontario has the Human Rights Code to protect people from discrimination. There are specific characteristics called Code grounds that are protected in clearly defined situations/5 social areas. Obviously, race is protected in employment. Yet, there is clear and obvious discrimination against one group of people, Whites. It has now seemingly been made legal. Take a look at this job posting for a Human Resources Advisor by the Children’s Aid Society of Toronto: a publicly funded organization. CAS Toronto JOB: HR Advisor Equity Hiring Strategy and Application Process “The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAS of Toronto) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Toronto as well as the diverse communities we serve. For this specific career opportunity in support of our Equity Hiring Strategy, CAS of Toronto is inviting applications from qualified individuals who self-identify as being part of one or more of the follow under-represented groups: · racialized (visible minority) · 2SLGBTQ+ · persons with disabilities This initiative is deemed to be a Special Program under the Ontario Human Rights Code.” Discrimination The description is clear. White people are not welcome to apply. CAS Toronto is only looking for “racialized” applicants to fill this position for a Human Resources Advisor. I don’t know if they would accept a White applicant if they were disabled and/or a member of the 2SLGTBQ+ community or not. Ontario Human Rights Code: Spirit of the Act Does this seem legal? How can the law allow such obvious discrimination? The preamble of the Code is clear in that the law is written to accept every person as a member of the human family. Yes, even White people. Preamble “Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world and is in accord with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as proclaimed by the United Nations; And Whereas it is public policy in Ontario to recognize the dignity and worth of every person and to provide for equal rights and opportunities without discrimination that is contrary to law, and having as its aim the creation of a climate of understanding and mutual respect for the dignity and worth of each person so that each person feels a part of the community and able to contribute fully to the development and well-being of the community and the Province; And Whereas these principles have been confirmed in Ontario by a number of enactments of the Legislature and it is desirable to revise and extend the protection of human rights in Ontario”. Section 14: Special programs Notice at the end of the posting, the ad claims to be complaint with the Code based on the “special programs” provision? Well, the “special program” clause was never designed to exclude and target people based on race. It is there to ensure that everyone is included and to eradicate barriers facing a specific group in a clearly defined situation. CAS Toronto is trying to use the Code to legally exclude White people from employment opportunities- not to help a marginalized group facing a unique set of systemic challenges. What the Code says Under Section 14 of the Code, it is not discrimination to put in place a program if it is designed to: · Relieve hardship or economic disadvantage · Help disadvantaged people or groups to achieve, or try to achieve, equal opportunity or · Help eliminate discrimination A program must satisfy at least one of these points to be considered a special program under the Code. There are many types of programs that might qualify. For example: · A housing co-op keeps a set number of spaces for women who are leaving abusive relationships · The government funds a job program for persons under age 25 to combat youth unemployment, because a Statistics Canada study shows that youth under 25 face higher rates of unemployment than other groups · A government-funded community legal clinic offers its services only to people with disabilities, to help them deal with some of the systemic barriers they face. Human Resources: Systemic Barriers? CAS Toronto is manipulating the law to discriminate against a group based on their race. They are not acting to help a group facing a unique hardship. Are we to believe that every non-White person, based on not being White, faces significant hardship and barriers in the Human Resources field? And, in the City of Toronto? If so, based on what evidence? In order for this discriminatory posting to be legitimate under Sec 14., it would be necessary to show that every non-White person faces economics hardships. There are no wealthy non-White people? Every non-white person faces economic hardship? There is empirical evidence to support the claim that only straight, able bodied, White people find success in human resources? Any reasonable person would recognize that this is classic discrimination. Canada has been moving away from discrimination for the past 60 years. Now we are heading in the wrong direction. In addition, for this to be legitimate, we would need to accept that every non-White person experiences marginalization and disadvantages in the Human Resources industry and, due to these empirically proven barriers, a “special program” needed to be created to eradicate the specific barriers those in that group faced. So, what barriers do every non-White face in this field? A Human resources Advisor would need to go to college for two or three years. Is this a legitimate barrier facing every non-White person? Non-White people cant go to college in Ontario in 2021? TDSB Report The Toronto District School Board produced a report that found no evidence of systemic racism or “White privilege”. The writers divided the students into three groups: White, Black, “Other”. The White students had no statistical advantage. In fact, the report found that Black people were more likely than Whites and “Other” to register for college. Also, “Other” were more likely to register for university than Whites. So, where is the systemic barrier facing non-Whites? Report Figure 8 compares the post-secondary plans of Black and White high school students in the same cohort. As the graph shows, almost half (47%) of the White students in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. A larger proportion of other racialized students (60%) in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. By contrast, only a quarter of Black students (25%) applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. Conversely, a greater proportion of Black students applied to and were accepted by an Ontario college than their White and other racialized counterparts (21% versus 14%). Of note is the high rate at which Black students did not apply to a post-secondary institution. Black students did not apply to attend post-secondary education at almost the same rate as White students went on to university in Ontario (43% versus 47%). https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf Two-Tiered System We now have a two-tiered system. The law works for some people based on their race and the law works against some people based on their race. The Code now, as applied by the government, does not protect White people. The law does not see Whites as member sof the human family. This is dangerous. The law should be colour blind and work for everyone regardless of race, not work to promote division, discrimination, and differential treatment. There are great examples for using Sec 14. But, using it to exclude and target people because of their race is racism. Wrong, always. The government now applies legal protection to people on a tiered system based on race. Whites at the bottom. Drake would be eligible to apply for this position. A White person who grew up in the CAS foster care system with no money or family support would not be invited/welcome to apply because they were White. Does this make sense to anyone? Well this system is here. Check out these other examples. Black Community Liaison Advisor (A9941) by City of London Reference #: COL00386-1347 Position Type: Full-time Location: London, Ontario Date Posted: Jun 04, 2021 Job Description Position Overview As an effective leader with an ability to engage others, the Black Community Liaison Advisor works to develop and strengthen the City’s relationship with Black and racialized people, and representative organizations in our community. Calling upon a deep understanding and knowledge of the experience of Black and racialized people in Canada, informed by lived experience, the Black Community Liaison Advisor recommends processes and initiatives and facilitates the City’s ability to align service delivery to the identified needs of Black and racialized people and communities. In keeping with the City’s commitment to dismantle racism and oppression experienced by Black and Indigenous people, and other racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2+ communities, and women, the Black Community Liaison Advisor reports to the Director, Anti-Racism and Anti-Oppression Unit, and works collaboratively with other members of the team to further develop systems, supports and accountabilities that will enable the Corporation to meet its strategic objectives. The Black Community Liaison Advisor provides expertise and advice and assists senior leaders and managers to promote accountabilities for measurable outcomes and to foster attitudes in support of equity and inclusion in our workplace. The Black Community Liaison Advisor has an in-depth knowledge of the history, institutions, policies, and culture that have shaped and impacted the lives and experiences of Black people in our community, and will support applying equity and anti-racism/anti-oppression lenses to policies, practices, programs and initiatives, after identifying systemic barriers and gaps related to equity and inclusion. The Black Community Liaison Advisor works collaboratively within the community and across the organization to establish shared understanding and values to combat/interrupt inequity, discrimination, racism and oppression, specific to marginalized individuals and communities, including Black, Indigenous people and other racialized people, persons with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ2+ communities, and women. BLACK STUDENT ENGAGEMENT COORDINATOR Job position: Black Student Engagement Coordinator, Toronto, ON -identifying students on campus. As the Black Student Engagement Coordinator, your role will consist of developing, coordinating...... Job Location: Toronto, ON, CanadaSalary: $70427 per yearCompany: University of TorontoJob posted: 15 Jul 2021 Project Coordinator, Certificate Reviews Ryerson University Toronto, ON Ryerson University welcomes those who have demonstrated a commitment to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion and will assist us to expand our capacity for diversity in the broadest sense. In addition, to correct the conditions of disadvantage in employment in Canada, we encourage applications from members of groups that have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples, Indigenous peoples of North America, racialized persons, persons with disabilities, and those who identify as women and/or 2SLGBTQ+. Durham Regional Police: Black Officer Requested A request on the Durham Regional Police’s online “pay duty” assignment board asking for an officer who identifies as “Black” has upset some officers and has their association demanding answers. https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-asking-for-a-cop-who-identifies-as-black-upsets-drps-members City of Toronto: Anti-Black racism The City of Toronto commits more than $1.2 million in cultural and economic investments to confront anti-Black racism. The City is making multiple investments in Toronto’s Black arts and culture community and business sector to address the systemic economic, social and cultural exclusion facing Black communities in Toronto. This public money goes to Black people for being Black. https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/community/confronting-anti-black-racism/ Canada: BEP Program The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and financial institutions. With an investment of up to $350.8 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future. This public money goes to Black people, for being Black. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/150.nsf/eng/home QuARMS: Queen’s Accelerated Route to Medical School QuARMS is a unique program allowing graduating high school students to apply to Queen's Medical School after only two years of undergraduate study at Queen's without taking the MCAT. This pathway is the only one of its kind in Canada. Open exclusively to Black-identified and Indigenous students. https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/undergraduate/black-medical-students-queens-university#:~:text=QuARMS is a unique program,Black-identified and Indigenous students.
  2. Well, if you think that teaching kids that being white means that they have unearned privilege does not infer anything negative then I would suggest you are not interested in a meaningful and reasonable dialogue. Good luck to you.
  3. Hello, Michael, I believe there are loads of links and direct evidence included in the post. You suggest that there is no evidence included in the post to support children in Ontario are not being taught " white is bad". I am happy to provide the following from the TDSB which esposes " white privilege" aka unearned merit and undeserving achievements. Please see a quote from a TDSB memo called "Talking Race with your child": Privilege •Unearnedfreedoms,rights,benefits,access,and/oropportunitiesthat provideunfairadvantagesformembersoftheDominantGroup(s)in society.Becauseprivilegesaregrantedbymereaffiliationwiththe DominantGroup(s),somepeoplearenotalwaysawareofthe privilegestheyhave.Examplesinclude:cisgenderprivilege,straight privilege,maleprivilege,settler privilege,Whiteprivilege
  4. No. Just suggesting that the system is not rigged to hold people back based on a " racist structure ". There is racism and discrimination on an individual level. That is human nature and is not exclusive to any own group. IMO
  5. What you " think " it means is different from reality. CRT is in all TDSB schools. They do not differentiate amongst schools depending on demographics. That's not how policies work. The objective is TDSB wide to have the same outcome for all students. This applies to each student in each school.
  6. Closing the Gap for Obese Sprinters Someone looks at the sprinting teams for Canada and across the provinces and in local municipalities. They determine that one group is “over represented” and that obese people are “under represented”. They conclude that the system has been designed, like all systems, in Canada, to serve a single function- ensure the dominance of healthy people over obese people. In this system, healthy sprinters have a system engineered to give them advantages over obese sprinters. Their evidence for the systemic advantage? Statistical gaps between obese sprinters and healthy sprinters. A reasonable response by a healthy, sprinter who has an aptitude for sprinting, a passion, a great worth ethic, and a dedicated and caring support system all working towards sprinting success to claims that their success is unearned and is a result of a corrupt and evil system would range from being incredulous to outraged. Feeling embarrassment for the critics who believe the obese are oppressed victims would also be rational. The logic for the belief in systemic bias? The sprinting programs are designed not for success or championships or high level running but rather simply to ensure the healthy sprinters dominate over the obese. Sound absurd? Orwellian Double Speak The cult followers of CRT will use their own language to make their nonsense sound more legitimate. Allow me to “deconstruct” their colonist vernacular. “White Supremacy” Imagine a government creating programs and allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to support a “theory “ that claims all aspects of Canadian society are inherently programmed to ensure White people succeed at the expense of others and that power and privilege rests with Whites, simply by being White. A system that does not want the best for the country only that one group, based on something, race, with no actual scientific definition, be dominant over others. The objective of this system is not to procure the best teachers, engineers, medical staff, economic decision makers to ensure a successful nation and success for its citizens but to achieve a goal of keeping Whites in power and in control. This is what proponents of CRT call “White Supremacy”. Sound ridiculous? Listen to the media and politicians talk about systemic racism. Go to your elementary school and hear children learn about “equity” from their teachers. Government run, publicly funded, schools are teaching children that their skin, if White, is bad. They have “white privilege” and the country, and every fabric of Canadian society, is designed to benefit them. This discredits their accomplishments and devalues their achievements and worth. It makes kids hate themselves for physical traits of which they have no control. Acting with “whiteness” is also bad. This means you are punctual and respectful and follow rules. Kids are taught “whiteness” is bad. Being non-White or “racialized” is good. This means you have less “Whiteness’ and no “White privilege” and the system is against you so you are a targeted, marginalized, victim. Your achievements have greater meaning and your lack of success can be attributed to the racist system and the evil White people who hold you back. Whites who do not achieve success and perform average or below average? They really feel like losers. They have an entire system behind them. How is that for boosting self-esteem? Unconscious Bias Believe it or not, “unconscious bias” means that a CRT supporter can read your unknown, primal responses. You may have done something with no intention or awareness that you are racist but a CRT expert can detect your true reasoning for your action. Your racism. Your conscious mind may not have had any discriminatory intent or design but underneath that level of conscious awareness there was “racism” luring in the gray shadows of your brain so deep that you were not aware of it. Thankfully, CRT experts can detect your “unconscious bias” for you. The beauty of this labeling is that one cannot argue that their actions were neither consciously biased or unconsciously biased because if it were unconscious, you would not have known or be capable of knowing that you are fundamentally racist despite your own thoughts telling you that your action was not racist. As a result of this phenomenon CRT can make any action “evidence of racism”. If a White person corrects someone or interrupts someone or has a different idea from someone who is not White, there is evidence of “unconscious bias”. Regardless of the fact that they would have done the same action regardless of the others involved, one can also use “unconscious bias” as proof that there was “racist intent” despite race not being a factor. One can never disprove their unconscious bias and attempting to is proof that one is racist. Micro-Aggression A ‘micro-aggression” means nothing happened. It is someone taking offense to nothing but still providing an opportunity to complain about racism. By calling it “micro”, it means that “on the surface it doesn’t appear to be anything “ but just because it cant be explained or justified it doesn’t invalidate someone’s right to complain about racism. If you deny the validity and importance of eliminating micro-aggressions, you are a racist which is convenient for someone trying to demonstrate that there is evidence without any evidence. Simply, call it “micro”. Examples of “micro-aggressions” are asking someone: “Where are you from?” “I like your hair. How do you style it like that?” “ Do you speak another language” “ What does your name mean?” The above are all real examples of micro-aggressions. It is not poetic license or hyperbole. This is what “systemic racism” looks like in Canada in 2021. While mostly White soldiers fought actual Nazi’s in WW2, today, their descendants are being called Nazi’s for making polite conversation and expressing interest in their non-White co-workers and neighbors. If you suggest that you don’t see racism in these conversation points, it is, to CRT, evidence that you are racist. Only a racist could deny the impact of micro-aggressions on vulnerable, marginalized groups. Anti-racist = Anti-White If someone encourages you to be “anti-racist”, be careful. It is a tricky dichotomy. If you are “anti-racist”, you agree to be racist against White people. You, as an anti-racist, recognize and acknowledge that White people are inherently evil and that they, the Whites, have created an evil society to oppress others. You decree that being White is bad and “whiteness” is a plague on society and needs to be stopped. You recognize that you need to actively participate in destroying the racist system of “ White supremacy”. You must deny your “White privilege” and act to take away all of the inherent racial advantages of being White. A White anti-racist will admit that they are an oppressor. An anti-racist, as an oppressor, could never suggest that all, non-Indigenous, requested to come to Canada. A comparison between the oppressed country of origin and their life in Canada cannot be used as evidence that they are thriving as opposed to being oppressed. Facts like the oppressed bring their family members to Canada and raise their children here are not aligned with being “anti-racist”. Alternatively, if you are not “anti-racist”, you are a racist. Either you are on their side, against White people, or you are racist. That’s quite the clever trick. There is noting anti racist about being “anti-racist”. In fact, it is the most racist concept of this century. Toronto District School Board’s Policies The largest school board in Canada openly admits to prioritizing race-based outcomes. Why should a teacher focus on someone’s race? Why is that important? Why would it be an objective to see people have the same outcome based on their colour? Why would a sprinting coach’s objective be for everyone to have the same running times? This concept is so fundamentally racist yet for fear of calling the Emperor naked, no one speaks. They want to close a “well-being gap”? What is that? How is that defined? Who is marginalized? Any non-White person? Simply by being non-White, one is marginalized? What is the criteria for these descriptors? A Black student with two successful, professional Black parents will be prioritized as “marginal” and be the focus of the “equity outcome” objective? Children from wealthy racialized families are part of this target for improvement? Is there any scientific formula to support any of this? Again, what? Why is a teacher’s goal to make everyone have the same outcome, based on race? This is what our schools do? Are we now a communist society? Did anyone authorize our schools to change the core of our society to become communist? Read this TDSB objective for yourself: “Equity Each and every student is capable of success. Our focus is ensuring that all students can succeed by having access – the same access – to opportunities, learning, resources and tools; with the goal of improving the outcomes of the most marginalized students. That’s equity. To do this, the TDSB has made a bold commitment to equity, human rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression. This sets the foundation to support those who have been traditionally and currently underserved, and will raise the bar for all students. How does equity improve the school community? Equity will help close the persistent achievement and well-being gaps our student data has continually identified as being strongly connected to demographic factors such as family income, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, among others.” https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Equity American Politics “The acts of violence and issues of white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-Black racism, other forms of hate and issues related to civil liberties/disobedience we witnessed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday are felt personally, and in different ways by our students, staff and community. Classroom discussion of last week’s events and related issues can be a daunting task for educators and students.” The TDSB Chair wrote some commentary about the events on January 6th. The situation at the Capitol, in a foreign country, are described as “White Supremacy”. What evidence is he using? There have been no criminal convictions. He watched something on CNN and now it is influencing Toronto schools? Left-wing politics are running our schools? https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1579/Statement-by-Chair-Alexander-Brown-on-Events-in-Washington-DC TDSB Data Disproves Systemic Racism and White Privilege Evidence for No White Advantage in Graduation/College/University Start Rates The TDSB’s data shows that within three groups, White, Black, “Other”, that “Other” has the highest graduation rate and the highest rate of starting university. Blacks have, of the three, the highest rate for starting college and the lowest, of the three, application rate to university. Logically, the group that applies the least to university would have the lowest start rates if they are less likely to apply to university. This makes White the only group of the three to not be at the top. This is evidence for no “privilege”. There is a strong argument for college over university with respect to acquiring actual employable skills, less student debt, and developing a specific career path. The data shows Blacks are at an advantage over everyone else. Question for CRT Advocates Why the need for millions and millions of funding and claims of “systemic racism” if Blacks have the best chance to start college? Evidence for Advantage to “Other” in Suspensions Whites are also suspended at a higher rate than “other” – 18% to 15%- which demonstrates no statistical advantage to being White. A system that is engineered to give Whites an advantage would not generate this data in which Whites have no statistical advantage. The data seems to focus on Black students which make up 12% of the student population. There is a clear bias and manipulation of the data to fit a narrative. Groups such as East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) are intentionally not singled out despite their significant population, 19%, because their numbers would also disprove “systemic racism”. They are grouped with “other” in order to dilute the data to show other variables, non-race-related, are what determine success.. This is not an honest conversation that we are having. No Empirical Evidence for Racism The TDSB report cites the following evidence for systemic racism in schools: “No one expects Black students to be successful.” This is anecdotal and the existence of this philosophy/culture is not proven on any level. If any teacher or staff member suggested this, they would be severely disciplined. “ I went to a majority Black school, yet the awards still went to Asians.” Awards typically are merit-based likle running times. They go by your test scores/grades. The people with the highest grades win. This is how a healthy system should work. If one group is committed to academic excellence, that should be an indicator that there is no systemic racism. This is akin to the obese sprinter lamenting: “I went to the track meet and all of the healthy sprinters won.” See page 49 https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf Question for CRT Advocates Why is the data geared adversarially as white vs black? Where is the outcome or gap that needs correcting? Why is university better than college? 4.1.b Graduation rates Graduation rates provide a good indicator of how well schools are performing in educating Black students. Figure 6 shows the outcomes for students at the end of the 5-year period. Within this cohort, 84% of White students had graduated from high school at the end of 5 years, compared to 87% of other racialized students. By contrast, only 69% of their Black peers had graduated from high school over the same 5-year period. https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.c Post-secondary confirmation Figure 8 compares the post-secondary plans of Black and White high school students in the same cohort. As the graph shows, almost half (47%) of the White students in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. A larger proportion of other racialized students (60%) in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. By contrast, only a quarter of Black students (25%) applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. Conversely, a greater proportion of Black students applied to and were accepted by an Ontario college than their White and other racialized counterparts (21% versus 14%). Of note is the high rate at which Black students did not apply to a post-secondary institution. Black students did not apply to attend post-secondary education at almost the same rate as White students went on to university in Ontario (43% versus 47%). https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.e Suspensions Suspension rates are an important indicator of school success, as they reflect lost instructional time, which reduces students' opportunities to learn. Further, suspension can undermine the attachment of students to their school, particularly if they feel they have been unfairly treated. Figure 11 shows the cumulative suspensions received by Black, other racialized, and White students during their time in high school. Which Law is Racist in 2021? The sad truth for these arguments is that there are no systemic barriers. If someone is treated better than someone else because of their race, this is illegal in Canada. In Ontario, this is a breach of the Human Rights Code. Each province/territory has legislation making this illegal. The legal system which CRT advocates claim is , at its core, racist has laws preventing someone from being paid more being White or preventing someone from only renting housing to Whites or providing better/enhanced services to people for being White. This does not happen in Canada. If it does, it is illegal and can be stopped by using the mechanism within the existing system. If a White worker makes more money for the same job while having the same qualifications and seniority than a non-White, that is illegal. The other employee can use the law to seek redress. The system will work for the other employee against the employer to ensure their pay is equal. Systemic racism would not allow for that. Question for CRT Advocates Any preferred treatment to Whites for being White is illegal. So, what law in Canada protects White people or empowers White people over anyone? What law in 2021 is racist in favour of Whites? Anywhere in Canada? Federal, provincial, munipal? Name a single law that explicitly states a White person has a right to better treatment than a non-White, in any aspect of Canadian society. Can’t name one? Black Privilege It seems the only laws and systemic racism that are racist are against White people. There are many examples of Black only government programs (The Black Entrepreneurship Loan Fund and special employment programs that provide advantages for non-Whites all across Canada. Many universities have special admission guidelines that are empirical examples of Black privilege. An important element of CRT is “recognizing lived experiences” of the oppressed. Part of validating these lived experiences is to engage in race-based hiring. It is becoming increasingly common to find discriminatory hiring practices in which “lived, Black experiences” are preferred. Here are two examples of publicly funded, discriminatory positions. Job descriptions are below: Black Student Engagement Coordinator University of Toronto As the Black Student Engagement Coordinator, your role will consist of developing, coordinating and evaluating the department’s prominent community-engaged co-curricular experiential learning opportunity, with an emphasis on Black student development and Black student success. This will involve fostering an open and inclusive world view environment; organizing and facilitating student development workshops; recruiting and training work-study students; and developing innovative programming that celebrates the Black-identifying diaspora present at UTSC. Your work will involve extensive partnerships and communication with campus, tri-campus stakeholders and external community partners Preference will be given to Black candidates (which include but is not limited to candidates of African, Canadian or Caribbean descent) who have lived experience as a Black person https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=d1220885d049d592 Black Community Liaison Advisor City of London As an effective leader with an ability to engage others, the Black Community Liaison Advisor works to develop and strengthen the City’s relationship with Black and racialized people, and representative organizations in our community. Calling upon a deep understanding and knowledge of the experience of Black and racialized people in Canada, informed by lived experience, the Black Community Liaison Advisor recommends processes and initiatives and facilitates the City’s ability to align service delivery to the identified needs of Black and racialized people and communities. Qualifications and Lived Experience Lived experience as a Black person who can acknowledge and speak to the social, political, cultural, spiritual, health and economic history, challenges, and opportunities relevant to diverse Black people and communities and the impact of systemic racism and oppression. https://www.knighthunter.com/job.aspx?jid=edfd33a5-992a-4641-8c60-ea714cf0c376 No Straight, Able-bodied Whites Need Apply We also find some publicly funded organizations openly denying people to apply for jobs based on being White. CAS Toronto has imposed this policy for Human Resources Advisors. There is no evidence that the human resources field/industry has great disparity of need to eliminate White people from applying but here is their job posting: Human Resources Advisor Children's Aid Society of Toronto We are currently looking for a permanent, full-time Human Resources Advisor who will perform a wide range of services related to human resources on a professional level and works closely with management in supporting their departments/branches primarily with staffing and recruitment. The HR Advisor works collaboratively with managers to ensure that all HR policies and legal compliances, as well as collective agreement obligations are met. This role also carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: HRIS administration, compensation and benefits, and leave of absences. Equity Hiring Strategy and Application Process The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAS of Toronto) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Toronto as well as the diverse communities we serve. For this specific career opportunity in support of our Equity Hiring Strategy, CAS of Toronto is inviting applications from qualified individuals who self-identify as being part of one or more of the follow under-represented groups: • racialized (visible minority) • 2SLGBTQ+ • persons with disabilities This initiative is deemed to be a Special Program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. https://www.google.com/search?q=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&oq=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.7313j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;jobs&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiGgdzxouPxAhUAGFkFHZm9DIQQkd0GMAB6BAgGEAE#fpstate=tldetail&htivrt=jobs&htiq=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&htidocid=PbONXWJqPbq0aOqpAAAAAA%3D%3D&sxsrf=ALeKk02awfpRzXDZV8jcWzVMWroYo92guQ:1626290141996 · The Special programs under the Code is only defensible when it can demonstrate that there is a specific need and barrier facing a specific group that requires addressing. Human Resources is a general field. Eliminating all straight, White people with no disabilities does not help a specific group; it only excludes one group. In fact, straight, Whites in Toronto are less than half of Toronto’s population. What specifc group does this help? What specific barrier is broken by this discrimination? Equity in Athletics Team Canada’s men’s basketball team is almost entirely Black. Does anyone complain or express concerns of “equity”? No. It doesn’t matter what you look like, it is how well you play as a team member. We should not ensure there is equity in outcomes and that players are selected based on their race. Question for CRT Advocates Is there systemic racism in selection for Team Canada’s basketball team? If so, how? If not, how can systemic racism not penetrate this field yet has permeated every other aspect of Canadian society? https://www.basketball.ca/team-canada-en/fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament Tokyo Olympics Back to the sprinting team. There is statistical “over representation “ in sprinting all across Canada and the USA and the world. No one complains about this or believes this to be unfair. Sprinting is time-based and a meritocracy. One group dominates sprinting. If “White Supremacy” is embedded in every fabric of the social tapestry (whatever that means), how come White sprinters do not dominate Canadian sprinting? Every member (Bolade Ajomale, Jerome Blake, Bismark Boateng, Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Gavin Smellie) of Canada’s 4 x 100m sprint team is Black. Canadians will cheer for them without taking that into consideration. Why would they? They are the best and earned their spot, good on them. No Canadian would begrudge them for the colour of their skin yet CRT advocates only want to focus on “equity” in outcomes and disparage those who find success. Question for CRT Advocates Why do we accept meritocracy in some fields yet claim “gaps” in performance/outcomes are racist in others? Need for Race-Based Outcome? Blacks are 4% of the population, therefore, should be a dramatic need for new policies to address this outcome disparity. There is a group that is 4% of the population yet 100% of the group in 4x100 and over 90% of the men’s basketball team. This represents the most dramatic disparity, except for crime, of all fields/industries. We should not argue that groups based on their race should receive team membership. That would be absurd. The same logic applies to pilots and doctors and pharmacists and teachers and electricians. Individuals, based on their performance/skills/attitude, should be included in fields and professions and teams. Race should not be a factor in decision-making. Anything to the contrary is racist. Non-White Dominance (Asian, South East Asian, Jewish) If Canada is systemically designed to ensure White superiority over others, why are there several non-White groups who, statistically as a group, out perform White Canadians? People who claim that the system is rigged in favour of White people need to explain how the system in situations that are merit-based, like sprinting, see non-Whites dominate. Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) and Southeast Asian people do not suffer from statistical gaps in average income compared to Whites across the board. They, as a group, do better in some industries/data points. This is because there is a meritocracy. If people do well academically, they typically have a better education and are more employable, will earn more money have better overall success as a member of society, however one would define that success. That is how the Canadian system works. The system is not designed to fail. It is designed to give the most opportunities to the smartest, the hardest working, the best. Health Care South Asians, Koreans, Japanese, Chinese all earn more than Whites in health care. In fact, the average Chinese salary in health care is ten thousand higher than a White counterpart: 58,000/year to 48,000/year. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Math In the field of math and computer information, Chinese are at $67,000/year and White people are at $70,000. No reasonable person would conclude that there is a systemic force engineering success for one group at the expense of others in mathematics. Companies, like banks, want the most capable people making billion dollar decisions. They don’t care about “race”. No company would hire a White over a non-White knowing that the White would perform poorer than their counterpart. It makes no sense. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= STEM Japanese earn, on average, 76,000/year to 72,000/year more than White people in the STEM industry. Law Look at law, Jewish “over representation” in law as lawyers and judges demonstrate that no systemic forces are preventing their success. Anti-Semitism has a long, dark history in Canada. A system designed to keep White people dominant over Jewish people would have failed in the area of law. This is especially controversial to CRT advocates as judges are appointed within the system designed to keep Jewish people, as non-Whites, down. Yet, statistically, look at the proportionality of lawyers and judges who are Jewish compared to their population in Canada. No Degree/Diploma South East Asians, on average, make more money than White people without a diploma/degree. This indicates that work ethic, not systemic forces, are an important variable to achieve success. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Question for CRT Advocates Name one industry in Canada in which a non-White with a Masters degree earns less than a White person with no post-secondary education. If the system were rigged in favour of Whites, one would not see the importance of other variables. The leading indicator is level of education. This determines societal success, not race. The system works the same for everyone. Get educated, work hard, collaborate well with others and make positive contributions, follow the rules, enjoy a nice life in a great country. Important Variables: Non-Systemic Generational Wealth Logically, a group that has been in one place longer than others might have a better opportunity to accrue generational wealth. Passing down property and savings will help the next generations. This is not unique to any one group. Any group can leave financial support to their family to help future generations. This, not any racial privilege, is a key component to achieving economic and educational and societal success. These resources can be used to generate wealth and facilitate educational opportunities. A group not exercising this fundamental economic principle should not seek to blame a corrupt system. If someone lived and died in Canada and managed to accrue nothing for the next generation, blame that individual. If you are a newcomer and just arrived to Canada with no financial capital then it would be reasonable to expect you to leave less than a group that has the benefit of being multi-generational. Systemic racism/white privilege/whiteness has nothing to do with generational wealth. Slavery Should one wish to use slavery as a reason for a lack of generational wealth in 2021, one should note that neither Canada nor Ontario had slavery. Ontario, as Upper Canada, banned slavery in 1793 and slavery was banned across Canada back in 1833 both acts of legislation happened pre-Confederation of 1867 meaning Canada, which came into effect in 1867, never had slavery. There is a stronger argument for the impact of the Great Depression on all Canadians than the impact of slavery on generational wealth for those living in 2021. Family Support: 2 Parent Homes Children raised by two healthy, positive, law abiding, educated parents have an advantage over single parent homes. This is true across all races. Should a parent choose to leave and to not support their children, this is not the fault of systemic racism. This is a parent’s failure. Slavery For those that would argue that slavery is the reason why fathers in some communities are not involved with parental responsibilities in 2021 are asking for a lot of latitude from their audience- especially in Ontario. Education Children raised by two parents who both graduated college/university/achieved specialized training are more likely to also achieve educational achievements. These educational skills are the single most important factor in achieving societal success. This is true across all races. A parent’s choice to have children without achieving any tangible, employable skills is the choice of that individual and not the fault of a system. Incarceration No sustainable system will ever support/promote/incentivize violent criminal behavior. Any group statistically being more involved in gun crimes, shootings, murder, violent assaults/criminal behavior will find themselves at odds with any successful societal system. This behavior will not ever be congruent with a healthy society. If one group is disproportionately responsible for the majority of violent crimes (shootings, murder, etc.) then the factors that create this quantifiable data point are responsible for any perceived societal inequities, not a racist system. An empirical barrier to obtaining generational wealth and societal success is criminal behavior. This is true across all races. Chinese people have an inverse relationship between their criminal activity and their societal success. Do not get involved in serious, violent criminal behaviour while focusing on education and one will find measurable success in all areas of life in Canada. Question for CRT Advocates Black males aged 18 to 35 make up less than 1% of Canada’s population and less than 2% of Ontario’s population, what percentage of the shootings in Canada and Ontario are by convicted perpetrators from this group? Percentage of victims? Percentage of suspects? Is it not logical that a group that engages in the most reprehensible anti-societal behaviors would have the least amount of success or would it be more reasonable to conclude that the system is racist against those who disproportionately shoot and murder others? Ontario Works (OW) A parent who elects to raise their children on OW, regardless of race, is more likely to pass on the OW system to their children. Parents who choose to have as many kids as possible for the financial benefits from receiving more public funds create a stronger likelihood for their children to be OW recipients as adults. These are individual choices independent from any societal prejudice. This contributes to gaps, not race. Conclusion If you advocate for CRT, you espouse racist ideologies. You are part of a cult with no science or evidence to support anything you suggest. Your only evidence is anecdotal and you rely on gaps as evidence. There are gaps between groups, agreed. This is not evidence of anything that you claim. The obese runner will never achieve greatness in sprinting. Blaming and creating divisive hate against others will never make their timed-runs any faster. Mandating that track teams meet quotas for over weight runners will never bring championships to any track program. Taking a talented, healthy runner’s spot and opportunity to compete as a sprinter, after working hard, for the purpose of “equity” will not create equity. Finding one’s passion, one’s aptitude, hard work, positive behavior and family/social support will make them great in other areas. Simply being unsuccessful at something does not equate to a discriminatory system or a victim make.
  7. Attention: TDSB The TDSB has an objective to achieve race based outcomes. They have no evidence to support their reasoning which is they are " combatting systemic racism". Their own report shows that Whites do not dominate in any category despite their claim that they are " battling white privilege ". In fact, " Other " are the leading group for high school graduation and university start rates: they are ahead of Whites. For college, Blacks are higher than Whites for start rates. Yet, apparently there is an " outcome crisis " that can only be explained by " systemic racism " The TDSB also intentionally manipulates the data. They are aware that 19% of the population is South Asian yet they include them as " other ". The data shows that South Asians ( Chinese, Japanese, Korean ) perform better than Whites so , as this disproves their narrative, this data is buried. The TDSB starts with the conclusion that systemic Racism exists and Blacks are oppressed and did everything possible to make the data got this narrative. However, the system works. Whites are not supreme, the hardest working students are the most successful. Should the TDSB want to have an honest conversation about race, they would release and compare the data for South Asians. They would also look at commonalities among underperforming students and find the reasons to explain why some students do not succeed. The answer is the family. Closing the Gap for Obese Sprinters Someone looks at the sprinting teams for Canada and across the provinces and in local municipalities. They determine that one group is “over represented” and that obese people are “under represented”. They conclude that the system has been designed, like all systems, in Canada, to serve a single function- ensure the dominance of healthy people over obese people. In this system, healthy sprinters have a system engineered to give them advantages over obese sprinters. Their evidence for the systemic advantage? Statistical gaps between obese sprinters and healthy sprinters. A reasonable response by a healthy, sprinter who has an aptitude for sprinting, a passion, a great worth ethic, and a dedicated and caring support system all working towards sprinting success to claims that their success is unearned and is a result of a corrupt and evil system would range from being incredulous to outraged. Feeling embarrassment for the critics who believe the obese are oppressed victims would also be rational. The logic for the belief in systemic bias? The sprinting programs are designed not for success or championships or high level running but rather simply to ensure the healthy sprinters dominate over the obese. Sound absurd? Attention: TDSB Please look at your own data. Your statistics show no advantage, based on race, as you claim. Whites have a higher suspension rate that "other", have a lower college start rate than Blacks, and a lower university start rate than "Other". You intentionally ignore 19% (Chinese/Korean/Japanese) of your population because their success disproves your narrative. There is no systemic racism if South Asians outperform Whites so you hide that data. Regardless, your report still shows no evidence of systemic racism yet you focus on race-based outcomes and make claims of "White privilege" and systemic racism. Orwellian Double Speak The cult followers of CRT will use their own language to make their nonsense sound more legitimate. Allow me to “deconstruct” their colonist vernacular. “White Supremacy” Imagine a government creating programs and allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to support a “theory “ that claims all aspects of Canadian society are inherently programmed to ensure White people succeed at the expense of others and that power and privilege rests with Whites, simply by being White. A system that does not want the best for the country only that one group, based on something, race, with no actual scientific definition, be dominant over others. The objective of this system is not to procure the best teachers, engineers, medical staff, economic decision makers to ensure a successful nation and success for its citizens but to achieve a goal of keeping Whites in power and in control. This is what proponents of CRT call “White Supremacy”. Sound ridiculous? Listen to the media and politicians talk about systemic racism. Go to your elementary school and hear children learn about “equity” from their teachers. Government run, publicly funded, schools are teaching children that their skin, if White, is bad. They have “white privilege” and the country, and every fabric of Canadian society, is designed to benefit them. This discredits their accomplishments and devalues their achievements and worth. It makes kids hate themselves for physical traits of which they have no control. Acting with “whiteness” is also bad. This means you are punctual and respectful and follow rules. Kids are taught “whiteness” is bad. Being non-White or “racialized” is good. This means you have less “Whiteness’ and no “White privilege” and the system is against you so you are a targeted, marginalized, victim. Your achievements have greater meaning and your lack of success can be attributed to the racist system and the evil White people who hold you back. Whites who do not achieve success and perform average or below average? They really feel like losers. They have an entire system behind them. How is that for boosting self-esteem? Unconscious Bias Believe it or not, “unconscious bias” means that a CRT supporter can read your unknown, primal responses. You may have done something with no intention or awareness that you are racist but a CRT expert can detect your true reasoning for your action. Your racism. Your conscious mind may not have had any discriminatory intent or design but underneath that level of conscious awareness there was “racism” luring in the gray shadows of your brain so deep that you were not aware of it. Thankfully, CRT experts can detect your “unconscious bias” for you. The beauty of this labeling is that one cannot argue that their actions were neither consciously biased or unconsciously biased because if it were unconscious, you would not have known or be capable of knowing that you are fundamentally racist despite your own thoughts telling you that your action was not racist. As a result of this phenomenon CRT can make any action “evidence of racism”. If a White person corrects someone or interrupts someone or has a different idea from someone who is not White, there is evidence of “unconscious bias”. Regardless of the fact that they would have done the same action regardless of the others involved, one can also use “unconscious bias” as proof that there was “racist intent” despite race not being a factor. One can never disprove their unconscious bias and attempting to is proof that one is racist. Micro-Aggression A ‘micro-aggression” means nothing happened. It is someone taking offense to nothing but still providing an opportunity to complain about racism. By calling it “micro”, it means that “on the surface it doesn’t appear to be anything “ but just because it cant be explained or justified it doesn’t invalidate someone’s right to complain about racism. If you deny the validity and importance of eliminating micro-aggressions, you are a racist which is convenient for someone trying to demonstrate that there is evidence without any evidence. Simply, call it “micro”. Examples of “micro-aggressions” are asking someone: “Where are you from?” “I like your hair. How do you style it like that?” “ Do you speak another language” “ What does your name mean?” The above are all real examples of micro-aggressions. It is not poetic license or hyperbole. This is what “systemic racism” looks like in Canada in 2021. While mostly White soldiers fought actual Nazi’s in WW2, today, their descendants are being called Nazi’s for making polite conversation and expressing interest in their non-White co-workers and neighbors. If you suggest that you don’t see racism in these conversation points, it is, to CRT, evidence that you are racist. Only a racist could deny the impact of micro-aggressions on vulnerable, marginalized groups. Anti-racist = Anti-White If someone encourages you to be “anti-racist”, be careful. It is a tricky dichotomy. If you are “anti-racist”, you agree to be racist against White people. You, as an anti-racist, recognize and acknowledge that White people are inherently evil and that they, the Whites, have created an evil society to oppress others. You decree that being White is bad and “whiteness” is a plague on society and needs to be stopped. You recognize that you need to actively participate in destroying the racist system of “ White supremacy”. You must deny your “White privilege” and act to take away all of the inherent racial advantages of being White. A White anti-racist will admit that they are an oppressor. An anti-racist, as an oppressor, could never suggest that all, non-Indigenous, requested to come to Canada. A comparison between the oppressed country of origin and their life in Canada cannot be used as evidence that they are thriving as opposed to being oppressed. Facts like the oppressed bring their family members to Canada and raise their children here are not aligned with being “anti-racist”. Alternatively, if you are not “anti-racist”, you are a racist. Either you are on their side, against White people, or you are racist. That’s quite the clever trick. There is noting anti racist about being “anti-racist”. In fact, it is the most racist concept of this century. Toronto District School Board’s Policies The largest school board in Canada openly admits to prioritizing race-based outcomes. Why should a teacher focus on someone’s race? Why is that important? Why would it be an objective to see people have the same outcome based on their colour? Why would a sprinting coach’s objective be for everyone to have the same running times? This concept is so fundamentally racist yet for fear of calling the Emperor naked, no one speaks. They want to close a “well-being gap”? What is that? How is that defined? Who is marginalized? Any non-White person? Simply by being non-White, one is marginalized? What is the criteria for these descriptors? A Black student with two successful, professional Black parents will be prioritized as “marginal” and be the focus of the “equity outcome” objective? Children from wealthy racialized families are part of this target for improvement? Is there any scientific formula to support any of this? Again, what? Why is a teacher’s goal to make everyone have the same outcome, based on race? This is what our schools do? Are we now a communist society? Did anyone authorize our schools to change the core of our society to become communist? Read this TDSB objective for yourself: “Equity Each and every student is capable of success. Our focus is ensuring that all students can succeed by having access – the same access – to opportunities, learning, resources and tools; with the goal of improving the outcomes of the most marginalized students. That’s equity. To do this, the TDSB has made a bold commitment to equity, human rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression. This sets the foundation to support those who have been traditionally and currently underserved, and will raise the bar for all students. How does equity improve the school community? Equity will help close the persistent achievement and well-being gaps our student data has continually identified as being strongly connected to demographic factors such as family income, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, among others.” https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Equity American Politics “The acts of violence and issues of white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-Black racism, other forms of hate and issues related to civil liberties/disobedience we witnessed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday are felt personally, and in different ways by our students, staff and community. Classroom discussion of last week’s events and related issues can be a daunting task for educators and students.” The TDSB Chair wrote some commentary about the events on January 6th. The situation at the Capitol, in a foreign country, are described as “White Supremacy”. What evidence is he using? There have been no criminal convictions. He watched something on CNN and now it is influencing Toronto schools? Left-wing politics are running our schools? https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1579/Statement-by-Chair-Alexander-Brown-on-Events-in-Washington-DC TDSB Data Disproves Systemic Racism and White Privilege Evidence for No White Advantage in Graduation/College/University Start Rates The TDSB’s data shows that within three groups, White, Black, “Other”, that “Other” has the highest graduation rate and the highest rate of starting university. Blacks have, of the three, the highest rate for starting college and the lowest, of the three, application rate to university. Logically, the group that applies the least to university would have the lowest start rates if they are less likely to apply to university. This makes White the only group of the three to not be at the top. This is evidence for no “privilege”. There is a strong argument for college over university with respect to acquiring actual employable skills, less student debt, and developing a specific career path. The data shows Blacks are at an advantage over everyone else. Question for CRT Advocates Why the need for millions and millions of funding and claims of “systemic racism” if Blacks have the best chance to start college? Evidence for Advantage to “Other” in Suspensions Whites are also suspended at a higher rate than “other” – 18% to 15%- which demonstrates no statistical advantage to being White. A system that is engineered to give Whites an advantage would not generate this data in which Whites have no statistical advantage. The data seems to focus on Black students which make up 12% of the student population. There is a clear bias and manipulation of the data to fit a narrative. Groups such as East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) are intentionally not singled out despite their significant population, 19%, because their numbers would also disprove “systemic racism”. They are grouped with “other” in order to dilute the data to show other variables, non-race-related, are what determine success.. This is not an honest conversation that we are having. No Empirical Evidence for Racism The TDSB report cites the following evidence for systemic racism in schools: “No one expects Black students to be successful.” This is anecdotal and the existence of this philosophy/culture is not proven on any level. If any teacher or staff member suggested this, they would be severely disciplined. “ I went to a majority Black school, yet the awards still went to Asians.” Awards typically are merit-based likle running times. They go by your test scores/grades. The people with the highest grades win. This is how a healthy system should work. If one group is committed to academic excellence, that should be an indicator that there is no systemic racism. This is akin to the obese sprinter lamenting: “I went to the track meet and all of the healthy sprinters won.” See page 49 https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf Question for CRT Advocates Why is the data geared adversarially as white vs black? Where is the outcome or gap that needs correcting? Why is university better than college? 4.1.b Graduation rates Graduation rates provide a good indicator of how well schools are performing in educating Black students. Figure 6 shows the outcomes for students at the end of the 5-year period. Within this cohort, 84% of White students had graduated from high school at the end of 5 years, compared to 87% of other racialized students. By contrast, only 69% of their Black peers had graduated from high school over the same 5-year period. https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.c Post-secondary confirmation Figure 8 compares the post-secondary plans of Black and White high school students in the same cohort. As the graph shows, almost half (47%) of the White students in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. A larger proportion of other racialized students (60%) in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. By contrast, only a quarter of Black students (25%) applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. Conversely, a greater proportion of Black students applied to and were accepted by an Ontario college than their White and other racialized counterparts (21% versus 14%). Of note is the high rate at which Black students did not apply to a post-secondary institution. Black students did not apply to attend post-secondary education at almost the same rate as White students went on to university in Ontario (43% versus 47%). https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.e Suspensions Suspension rates are an important indicator of school success, as they reflect lost instructional time, which reduces students' opportunities to learn. Further, suspension can undermine the attachment of students to their school, particularly if they feel they have been unfairly treated. Figure 11 shows the cumulative suspensions received by Black, other racialized, and White students during their time in high school. Which Law is Racist in 2021? The sad truth for these arguments is that there are no systemic barriers. If someone is treated better than someone else because of their race, this is illegal in Canada. In Ontario, this is a breach of the Human Rights Code. Each province/territory has legislation making this illegal. The legal system which CRT advocates claim is , at its core, racist has laws preventing someone from being paid more being White or preventing someone from only renting housing to Whites or providing better/enhanced services to people for being White. This does not happen in Canada. If it does, it is illegal and can be stopped by using the mechanism within the existing system. If a White worker makes more money for the same job while having the same qualifications and seniority than a non-White, that is illegal. The other employee can use the law to seek redress. The system will work for the other employee against the employer to ensure their pay is equal. Systemic racism would not allow for that. Question for CRT Advocates Any preferred treatment to Whites for being White is illegal. So, what law in Canada protects White people or empowers White people over anyone? What law in 2021 is racist in favour of Whites? Anywhere in Canada? Federal, provincial, munipal? Name a single law that explicitly states a White person has a right to better treatment than a non-White, in any aspect of Canadian society. Can’t name one? Black Privilege It seems the only laws and systemic racism that are racist are against White people. There are many examples of Black only government programs (federal loan program) and special employment programs that provide advantages for non-Whites all across Canada. Many universities have special admission guidelines that are empirical examples of Black privilege. Equity in Athletics Team Canada’s men’s basketball team is almost entirely Black. Does anyone complain or express concerns of “equity”? No. It doesn’t matter what you look like, it is how well you play as a team member. Question for CRT Advocates Is there systemic racism in selection for Team Canada’s basketball team? If so, how? If not, how can systemic racism not penetrate this field yet has permeated every other aspect of Canadian society? https://www.basketball.ca/team-canada-en/fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament Tokyo Olympics Back to the sprinting team. There is statistical “over representation “ in sprinting all across Canada and the USA and the world. No one complains about this or believes this to be unfair. Sprinting is time-based and a meritocracy. One group dominates sprinting. If “White Supremacy” is embedded in every fabric of the social tapestry (whatever that means), how come White sprinters do not dominate Canadian sprinting? Every member (Bolade Ajomale, Jerome Blake, Bismark Boateng, Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Gavin Smellie) of Canada’s 4 x 100m sprint team is Black. Canadians will cheer for them without taking that into consideration. Why would they? They are the best and earned their spot, good on them. No Canadian would begrudge them for the colour of their skin yet CRT advocates only want to focus on “equity” in outcomes and disparage those who find success. Question for CRT Advocates Why do we accept meritocracy in some fields yet claim “gaps” in performance/outcomes are racist in others? Need for Race-Based Outcome? Blacks are 4% of the population, therefore, should be a dramatic need for new policies to address this outcome disparity. There is a group that is 4% of the population yet 100% of the group in 4x100 and over 90% of the men’s basketball team. This represents the most dramatic disparity, except for crime, of all fields/industries. We should not argue that groups based on their race should receive team membership. That would be absurd. The same logic applies to pilots and doctors and pharmacists and teachers and electricians. Individuals, based on their performance/skills/attitude, should be included in fields and professions and teams. Race should not be a factor in decision-making. Anything to the contrary is racist. Non-White Dominance (Asian, South East Asian, Jewish) If Canada is systemically designed to ensure White superiority over others, why are there several non-White groups who, statistically as a group, out perform White Canadians? People who claim that the system is rigged in favour of White people need to explain how the system in situations that are merit-based, like sprinting, see non-Whites dominate. Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) and Southeast Asian people do not suffer from statistical gaps in average income compared to Whites across the board. They, as a group, do better in some industries/data points. This is because there is a meritocracy. If people do well academically, they typically have a better education and are more employable, will earn more money have better overall success as a member of society, however one would define that success. That is how the Canadian system works. The system is not designed to fail. It is designed to give the most opportunities to the smartest, the hardest working, the best. Health Care South Asians, Koreans, Japanese, Chinese all earn more than Whites in health care. In fact, the average Chinese salary in health care is ten thousand higher than a White counterpart: 58,000/year to 48,000/year. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Math In the field of math and computer information, Chinese are at $67,000/year and White people are at $70,000. No reasonable person would conclude that there is a systemic force engineering success for one group at the expense of others in mathematics. Companies, like banks, want the most capable people making billion dollar decisions. They don’t care about “race”. No company would hire a White over a non-White knowing that the White would perform poorer than their counterpart. It makes no sense. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= STEM Japanese earn, on average, 76,000/year to 72,000/year more than White people in the STEM industry. Law Look at law, Jewish “over representation” in law as lawyers and judges demonstrate that no systemic forces are preventing their success. Anti-Semitism has a long, dark history in Canada. A system designed to keep White people dominant over Jewish people would have failed in the area of law. This is especially controversial to CRT advocates as judges are appointed within the system designed to keep Jewish people, as non-Whites, down. Yet, statistically, look at the proportionality of lawyers and judges who are Jewish compared to their population in Canada. No Degree/Diploma South East Asians, on average, make more money than White people without a diploma/degree. This indicates that work ethic, not systemic forces, are an important variable to achieve success. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Question for CRT Advocates Name one industry in Canada in which a non-White with a Masters degree earns less than a White person with no post-secondary education. If the system were rigged in favour of Whites, one would not see the importance of other variables. The leading indicator is level of education. This determines societal success, not race. The system works the same for everyone. Get educated, work hard, collaborate well with others and make positive contributions, follow the rules, enjoy a nice life in a great country. Important Variables: Non-Systemic Generational Wealth Logically, a group that has been in one place longer than others might have a better opportunity to accrue generational wealth. Passing down property and savings will help the next generations. This is not unique to any one group. Any group can leave financial support to their family to help future generations. This, not any racial privilege, is a key component to achieving economic and educational and societal success. These resources can be used to generate wealth and facilitate educational opportunities. A group not exercising this fundamental economic principle should not seek to blame a corrupt system. If someone lived and died in Canada and managed to accrue nothing for the next generation, blame that individual. If you are a newcomer and just arrived to Canada with no financial capital then it would be reasonable to expect you to leave less than a group that has the benefit of being multi-generational. Systemic racism/white privilege/whiteness has nothing to do with generational wealth. Slavery Should one wish to use slavery as a reason for a lack of generational wealth in 2021, one should note that neither Canada nor Ontario had slavery. Ontario, as Upper Canada, banned slavery in 1793 and slavery was banned across Canada back in 1833 both acts of legislation happened pre-Confederation of 1867 meaning Canada, which came into effect in 1867, never had slavery. There is a stronger argument for the impact of the Great Depression on all Canadians than the impact of slavery on generational wealth for those living in 2021. Family Support: 2 Parent Homes Children raised by two healthy, positive, law abiding, educated parents have an advantage over single parent homes. This is true across all races. Should a parent choose to leave and to not support their children, this is not the fault of systemic racism. This is a parent’s failure. Slavery For those that would argue that slavery is the reason why fathers in some communities are not involved with parental responsibilities in 2021 are asking for a lot of latitude from their audience- especially in Ontario. Education Children raised by two parents who both graduated college/university/achieved specialized training are more likely to also achieve educational achievements. These educational skills are the single most important factor in achieving societal success. This is true across all races. A parent’s choice to have children without achieving any tangible, employable skills is the choice of that individual and not the fault of a system. Incarceration No sustainable system will ever support/promote/incentivize violent criminal behavior. Any group statistically being more involved in gun crimes, shootings, murder, violent assaults/criminal behavior will find themselves at odds with any successful societal system. This behavior will not ever be congruent with a healthy society. If one group is disproportionately responsible for the majority of violent crimes (shootings, murder, etc.) then the factors that create this quantifiable data point are responsible for any perceived societal inequities, not a racist system. An empirical barrier to obtaining generational wealth and societal success is criminal behavior. This is true across all races. Chinese people have an inverse relationship between their criminal activity and their societal success. Do not get involved in serious, violent criminal behaviour while focusing on education and one will find measurable success in all areas of life in Canada. Question for CRT Advocates Black males aged 18 to 35 make up less than 1% of Canada’s population and less than 2% of Ontario’s population, what percentage of the shootings in Canada and Ontario are by convicted perpetrators from this group? Percentage of victims? Percentage of suspects? Is it not logical that a group that engages in the most reprehensible anti-societal behaviors would have the least amount of success or would it be more reasonable to conclude that the system is racist against those who disproportionately shoot and murder others? Ontario Works (OW) A parent who elects to raise their children on OW, regardless of race, is more likely to pass on the OW system to their children. Parents who choose to have as many kids as possible for the financial benefits from receiving more public funds create a stronger likelihood for their children to be OW recipients as adults. These are individual choices independent from any societal prejudice. This contributes to gaps, not race. Conclusion If you advocate for CRT, you espouse racist ideologies. You are part of a cult with no science or evidence to support anything you suggest. Your only evidence is anecdotal and you rely on gaps as evidence. There are gaps between groups, agreed. This is not evidence of anything that you claim. The obese runner will never achieve greatness in sprinting. Blaming and creating divisive hate against others will never make their timed-runs any faster. Mandating that track teams meet quotas for over weight runners will never bring championships to any track program. Taking a talented, healthy runner’s spot and opportunity to compete as a sprinter, after working hard, for the purpose of “equity” will not create equity. Finding one’s passion, one’s aptitude, hard work, positive behavior and family/social support will make them great in other areas. Simply being unsuccessful at something does not equate to a discriminatory system or a victim make.
  8. Closing the Gap for Obese Sprinters Someone looks at the sprinting teams for Canada and across the provinces and in local municipalities. They determine that one group is “over represented” and that obese people are “under represented”. They conclude that the system has been designed, like all systems, in Canada, to serve a single function- ensure the dominance of healthy people over obese people. In this system, healthy sprinters have a system engineered to give them advantages over obese sprinters. Their evidence for the systemic advantage? Statistical gaps between obese sprinters and healthy sprinters. A reasonable response by a healthy, sprinter who has an aptitude for sprinting, a passion, a great worth ethic, and a dedicated and caring support system all working towards sprinting success to claims that their success is unearned and is a result of a corrupt and evil system would range from being incredulous to outraged. Feeling embarrassment for the critics who believe the obese are oppressed victims would also be rational. The logic for the belief in systemic bias? The sprinting programs are designed not for success or championships or high level running but rather simply to ensure the healthy sprinters dominate over the obese. Sound absurd? Orwellian Double Speak The cult followers of CRT will use their own language to make their nonsense sound more legitimate. Allow me to “deconstruct” their colonist vernacular. “White Supremacy” Imagine a government creating programs and allocating hundreds of millions of dollars to support a “theory “ that claims all aspects of Canadian society are inherently programmed to ensure White people succeed at the expense of others and that power and privilege rests with Whites, simply by being White. A system that does not want the best for the country only that one group, based on something, race, with no actual scientific definition, be dominant over others. The objective of this system is not to procure the best teachers, engineers, medical staff, economic decision makers to ensure a successful nation and success for its citizens but to achieve a goal of keeping Whites in power and in control. This is what proponents of CRT call “White Supremacy”. Sound ridiculous? Listen to the media and politicians talk about systemic racism. Go to your elementary school and hear children learn about “equity” from their teachers. Government run, publicly funded, schools are teaching children that their skin, if White, is bad. They have “white privilege” and the country, and every fabric of Canadian society, is designed to benefit them. This discredits their accomplishments and devalues their achievements and worth. It makes kids hate themselves for physical traits of which they have no control. Acting with “whiteness” is also bad. This means you are punctual and respectful and follow rules. Kids are taught “whiteness” is bad. Being non-White or “racialized” is good. This means you have less “Whiteness’ and no “White privilege” and the system is against you so you are a targeted, marginalized, victim. Your achievements have greater meaning and your lack of success can be attributed to the racist system and the evil White people who hold you back. Whites who do not achieve success and perform average or below average? They really feel like losers. They have an entire system behind them. How is that for boosting self-esteem? Unconscious Bias Believe it or not, “unconscious bias” means that a CRT supporter can read your unknown, primal responses. You may have done something with no intention or awareness that you are racist but a CRT expert can detect your true reasoning for your action. Your racism. Your conscious mind may not have had any discriminatory intent or design but underneath that level of conscious awareness there was “racism” luring in the gray shadows of your brain so deep that you were not aware of it. Thankfully, CRT experts can detect your “unconscious bias” for you. The beauty of this labeling is that one cannot argue that their actions were neither consciously biased or unconsciously biased because if it were unconscious, you would not have known or be capable of knowing that you are fundamentally racist despite your own thoughts telling you that your action was not racist. As a result of this phenomenon CRT can make any action “evidence of racism”. If a White person corrects someone or interrupts someone or has a different idea from someone who is not White, there is evidence of “unconscious bias”. Regardless of the fact that they would have done the same action regardless of the others involved, one can also use “unconscious bias” as proof that there was “racist intent” despite race not being a factor. One can never disprove their unconscious bias and attempting to is proof that one is racist. Micro-Aggression A ‘micro-aggression” means nothing happened. It is someone taking offense to nothing but still providing an opportunity to complain about racism. By calling it “micro”, it means that “on the surface it doesn’t appear to be anything “ but just because it cant be explained or justified it doesn’t invalidate someone’s right to complain about racism. If you deny the validity and importance of eliminating micro-aggressions, you are a racist which is convenient for someone trying to demonstrate that there is evidence without any evidence. Simply, call it “micro”. Examples of “micro-aggressions” are asking someone: “Where are you from?” “I like your hair. How do you style it like that?” “ Do you speak another language” “ What does your name mean?” The above are all real examples of micro-aggressions. It is not poetic license or hyperbole. This is what “systemic racism” looks like in Canada in 2021. While mostly White soldiers fought actual Nazi’s in WW2, today, their descendants are being called Nazi’s for making polite conversation and expressing interest in their non-White co-workers and neighbors. If you suggest that you don’t see racism in these conversation points, it is, to CRT, evidence that you are racist. Only a racist could deny the impact of micro-aggressions on vulnerable, marginalized groups. Anti-racist = Anti-White If someone encourages you to be “anti-racist”, be careful. It is a tricky dichotomy. If you are “anti-racist”, you agree to be racist against White people. You, as an anti-racist, recognize and acknowledge that White people are inherently evil and that they, the Whites, have created an evil society to oppress others. You decree that being White is bad and “whiteness” is a plague on society and needs to be stopped. You recognize that you need to actively participate in destroying the racist system of “ White supremacy”. You must deny your “White privilege” and act to take away all of the inherent racial advantages of being White. A White anti-racist will admit that they are an oppressor. An anti-racist, as an oppressor, could never suggest that all, non-Indigenous, requested to come to Canada. A comparison between the oppressed country of origin and their life in Canada cannot be used as evidence that they are thriving as opposed to being oppressed. Facts like the oppressed bring their family members to Canada and raise their children here are not aligned with being “anti-racist”. Alternatively, if you are not “anti-racist”, you are a racist. Either you are on their side, against White people, or you are racist. That’s quite the clever trick. There is noting anti racist about being “anti-racist”. In fact, it is the most racist concept of this century. Toronto District School Board’s Policies The largest school board in Canada openly admits to prioritizing race-based outcomes. Why should a teacher focus on someone’s race? Why is that important? Why would it be an objective to see people have the same outcome based on their colour? Why would a sprinting coach’s objective be for everyone to have the same running times? This concept is so fundamentally racist yet for fear of calling the Emperor naked, no one speaks. They want to close a “well-being gap”? What is that? How is that defined? Who is marginalized? Any non-White person? Simply by being non-White, one is marginalized? What is the criteria for these descriptors? A Black student with two successful, professional Black parents will be prioritized as “marginal” and be the focus of the “equity outcome” objective? Children from wealthy racialized families are part of this target for improvement? Is there any scientific formula to support any of this? Again, what? Why is a teacher’s goal to make everyone have the same outcome, based on race? This is what our schools do? Are we now a communist society? Did anyone authorize our schools to change the core of our society to become communist? Read this TDSB objective for yourself: “Equity Each and every student is capable of success. Our focus is ensuring that all students can succeed by having access – the same access – to opportunities, learning, resources and tools; with the goal of improving the outcomes of the most marginalized students. That’s equity. To do this, the TDSB has made a bold commitment to equity, human rights, anti-racism and anti-oppression. This sets the foundation to support those who have been traditionally and currently underserved, and will raise the bar for all students. How does equity improve the school community? Equity will help close the persistent achievement and well-being gaps our student data has continually identified as being strongly connected to demographic factors such as family income, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and disability, among others.” https://www.tdsb.on.ca/About-Us/Equity American Politics “The acts of violence and issues of white supremacy, antisemitism, anti-Black racism, other forms of hate and issues related to civil liberties/disobedience we witnessed in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday are felt personally, and in different ways by our students, staff and community. Classroom discussion of last week’s events and related issues can be a daunting task for educators and students.” The TDSB Chair wrote some commentary about the events on January 6th. The situation at the Capitol, in a foreign country, are described as “White Supremacy”. What evidence is he using? There have been no criminal convictions. He watched something on CNN and now it is influencing Toronto schools? Left-wing politics are running our schools? https://www.tdsb.on.ca/News/Article-Details/ArtMID/474/ArticleID/1579/Statement-by-Chair-Alexander-Brown-on-Events-in-Washington-DC TDSB Data Disproves Systemic Racism and White Privilege Evidence for No White Advantage in Graduation/College/University Start Rates The TDSB’s data shows that within three groups, White, Black, “Other”, that “Other” has the highest graduation rate and the highest rate of starting university. Blacks have, of the three, the highest rate for starting college and the lowest, of the three, application rate to university. Logically, the group that applies the least to university would have the lowest start rates if they are less likely to apply to university. This makes White the only group of the three to not be at the top. This is evidence for no “privilege”. There is a strong argument for college over university with respect to acquiring actual employable skills, less student debt, and developing a specific career path. The data shows Blacks are at an advantage over everyone else. Question for CRT Advocates Why the need for millions and millions of funding and claims of “systemic racism” if Blacks have the best chance to start college? Evidence for Advantage to “Other” in Suspensions Whites are also suspended at a higher rate than “other” – 18% to 15%- which demonstrates no statistical advantage to being White. A system that is engineered to give Whites an advantage would not generate this data in which Whites have no statistical advantage. The data seems to focus on Black students which make up 12% of the student population. There is a clear bias and manipulation of the data to fit a narrative. Groups such as East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) are intentionally not singled out despite their significant population, 19%, because their numbers would also disprove “systemic racism”. They are grouped with “other” in order to dilute the data to show other variables, non-race-related, are what determine success.. This is not an honest conversation that we are having. No Empirical Evidence for Racism The TDSB report cites the following evidence for systemic racism in schools: “No one expects Black students to be successful.” This is anecdotal and the existence of this philosophy/culture is not proven on any level. If any teacher or staff member suggested this, they would be severely disciplined. “ I went to a majority Black school, yet the awards still went to Asians.” Awards typically are merit-based likle running times. They go by your test scores/grades. The people with the highest grades win. This is how a healthy system should work. If one group is committed to academic excellence, that should be an indicator that there is no systemic racism. This is akin to the obese sprinter lamenting: “I went to the track meet and all of the healthy sprinters won.” See page 49 https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf Question for CRT Advocates Why is the data geared adversarially as white vs black? Where is the outcome or gap that needs correcting? Why is university better than college? 4.1.b Graduation rates Graduation rates provide a good indicator of how well schools are performing in educating Black students. Figure 6 shows the outcomes for students at the end of the 5-year period. Within this cohort, 84% of White students had graduated from high school at the end of 5 years, compared to 87% of other racialized students. By contrast, only 69% of their Black peers had graduated from high school over the same 5-year period. https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.c Post-secondary confirmation Figure 8 compares the post-secondary plans of Black and White high school students in the same cohort. As the graph shows, almost half (47%) of the White students in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. A larger proportion of other racialized students (60%) in this cohort applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. By contrast, only a quarter of Black students (25%) applied to and were accepted by an Ontario university. Conversely, a greater proportion of Black students applied to and were accepted by an Ontario college than their White and other racialized counterparts (21% versus 14%). Of note is the high rate at which Black students did not apply to a post-secondary institution. Black students did not apply to attend post-secondary education at almost the same rate as White students went on to university in Ontario (43% versus 47%). https://edu.yorku.ca/files/2017/04/Towards-Race-Equity-in-Education-April-2017.pdf 4.1.e Suspensions Suspension rates are an important indicator of school success, as they reflect lost instructional time, which reduces students' opportunities to learn. Further, suspension can undermine the attachment of students to their school, particularly if they feel they have been unfairly treated. Figure 11 shows the cumulative suspensions received by Black, other racialized, and White students during their time in high school. Which Law is Racist in 2021? The sad truth for these arguments is that there are no systemic barriers. If someone is treated better than someone else because of their race, this is illegal in Canada. In Ontario, this is a breach of the Human Rights Code. Each province/territory has legislation making this illegal. The legal system which CRT advocates claim is , at its core, racist has laws preventing someone from being paid more being White or preventing someone from only renting housing to Whites or providing better/enhanced services to people for being White. This does not happen in Canada. If it does, it is illegal and can be stopped by using the mechanism within the existing system. If a White worker makes more money for the same job while having the same qualifications and seniority than a non-White, that is illegal. The other employee can use the law to seek redress. The system will work for the other employee against the employer to ensure their pay is equal. Systemic racism would not allow for that. Question for CRT Advocates Any preferred treatment to Whites for being White is illegal. So, what law in Canada protects White people or empowers White people over anyone? What law in 2021 is racist in favour of Whites? Anywhere in Canada? Federal, provincial, munipal? Name a single law that explicitly states a White person has a right to better treatment than a non-White, in any aspect of Canadian society. Can’t name one? Black Privilege It seems the only laws and systemic racism that are racist are against White people. There are many examples of Black only government programs (federal loan program) and special employment programs that provide advantages for non-Whites all across Canada. Many universities have special admission guidelines that are empirical examples of Black privilege. An important element of CRT is “recognizing lived experiences” of the oppressed. Part of validating these lived experiences is to engage in race-based hiring. It is becoming increasingly common to find discriminatory hiring practices in which “lived, Black experiences” are preferred. Here are two examples of publicly funded, discriminatory positions. Job descriptions are below: Black Student Engagement Coordinator University of Toronto As the Black Student Engagement Coordinator, your role will consist of developing, coordinating and evaluating the department’s prominent community-engaged co-curricular experiential learning opportunity, with an emphasis on Black student development and Black student success. This will involve fostering an open and inclusive world view environment; organizing and facilitating student development workshops; recruiting and training work-study students; and developing innovative programming that celebrates the Black-identifying diaspora present at UTSC. Your work will involve extensive partnerships and communication with campus, tri-campus stakeholders and external community partners Preference will be given to Black candidates (which include but is not limited to candidates of African, Canadian or Caribbean descent) who have lived experience as a Black person https://ca.indeed.com/viewjob?from=appshareios&jk=d1220885d049d592 Black Community Liaison Advisor City of London As an effective leader with an ability to engage others, the Black Community Liaison Advisor works to develop and strengthen the City’s relationship with Black and racialized people, and representative organizations in our community. Calling upon a deep understanding and knowledge of the experience of Black and racialized people in Canada, informed by lived experience, the Black Community Liaison Advisor recommends processes and initiatives and facilitates the City’s ability to align service delivery to the identified needs of Black and racialized people and communities. Qualifications and Lived Experience Lived experience as a Black person who can acknowledge and speak to the social, political, cultural, spiritual, health and economic history, challenges, and opportunities relevant to diverse Black people and communities and the impact of systemic racism and oppression. https://www.knighthunter.com/job.aspx?jid=edfd33a5-992a-4641-8c60-ea714cf0c376 No Straight, Able-bodied Whites Need Apply We also find some publicly funded organizations openly denying people to apply for jobs based on being White. CAS Toronto has imposed this policy for Human Resources Advisors. There is no evidence that the human resources field/industry has great disparity of need to eliminate White people from applying but here is their job posting: Human Resources Advisor Children's Aid Society of Toronto We are currently looking for a permanent, full-time Human Resources Advisor who will perform a wide range of services related to human resources on a professional level and works closely with management in supporting their departments/branches primarily with staffing and recruitment. The HR Advisor works collaboratively with managers to ensure that all HR policies and legal compliances, as well as collective agreement obligations are met. This role also carries out responsibilities in the following functional areas: HRIS administration, compensation and benefits, and leave of absences. Equity Hiring Strategy and Application Process The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto (CAS of Toronto) is committed to building a skilled workforce that reflects the population of Toronto as well as the diverse communities we serve. For this specific career opportunity in support of our Equity Hiring Strategy, CAS of Toronto is inviting applications from qualified individuals who self-identify as being part of one or more of the follow under-represented groups: • racialized (visible minority) • 2SLGBTQ+ • persons with disabilities This initiative is deemed to be a Special Program under the Ontario Human Rights Code. https://www.google.com/search?q=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&oq=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&aqs=chrome.0.69i59.7313j0j4&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&ibp=htl;jobs&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiGgdzxouPxAhUAGFkFHZm9DIQQkd0GMAB6BAgGEAE#fpstate=tldetail&htivrt=jobs&htiq=toronto+cas+human+resources+careers&htidocid=PbONXWJqPbq0aOqpAAAAAA%3D%3D&sxsrf=ALeKk02awfpRzXDZV8jcWzVMWroYo92guQ:1626290141996 · The Special programs under the Code is only defensible when it can demonstrate that there is a specific need and barrier facing a specific group that requires addressing. Human Resources is a general field. Eliminating all straight, White people with no disabilities does not help a specific group; it only excludes one group. In fact, straight, Whites in Toronto are less than half of Toronto’s population. What specifc group does this help? What specific barrier is broken by this discrimination? Equity in Athletics Team Canada’s men’s basketball team is almost entirely Black. Does anyone complain or express concerns of “equity”? No. It doesn’t matter what you look like, it is how well you play as a team member. We should not ensure there is equity in outcomes and that players are selected based on their race. Question for CRT Advocates Is there systemic racism in selection for Team Canada’s basketball team? If so, how? If not, how can systemic racism not penetrate this field yet has permeated every other aspect of Canadian society? https://www.basketball.ca/team-canada-en/fiba-olympic-qualifying-tournament Tokyo Olympics Back to the sprinting team. There is statistical “over representation “ in sprinting all across Canada and the USA and the world. No one complains about this or believes this to be unfair. Sprinting is time-based and a meritocracy. One group dominates sprinting. If “White Supremacy” is embedded in every fabric of the social tapestry (whatever that means), how come White sprinters do not dominate Canadian sprinting? Every member (Bolade Ajomale, Jerome Blake, Bismark Boateng, Aaron Brown, Andre De Grasse, Brendon Rodney, Gavin Smellie) of Canada’s 4 x 100m sprint team is Black. Canadians will cheer for them without taking that into consideration. Why would they? They are the best and earned their spot, good on them. No Canadian would begrudge them for the colour of their skin yet CRT advocates only want to focus on “equity” in outcomes and disparage those who find success. Question for CRT Advocates Why do we accept meritocracy in some fields yet claim “gaps” in performance/outcomes are racist in others? Need for Race-Based Outcome? Blacks are 4% of the population, therefore, should be a dramatic need for new policies to address this outcome disparity. There is a group that is 4% of the population yet 100% of the group in 4x100 and over 90% of the men’s basketball team. This represents the most dramatic disparity, except for crime, of all fields/industries. We should not argue that groups based on their race should receive team membership. That would be absurd. The same logic applies to pilots and doctors and pharmacists and teachers and electricians. Individuals, based on their performance/skills/attitude, should be included in fields and professions and teams. Race should not be a factor in decision-making. Anything to the contrary is racist. Non-White Dominance (Asian, South East Asian, Jewish) If Canada is systemically designed to ensure White superiority over others, why are there several non-White groups who, statistically as a group, out perform White Canadians? People who claim that the system is rigged in favour of White people need to explain how the system in situations that are merit-based, like sprinting, see non-Whites dominate. Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean) and Southeast Asian people do not suffer from statistical gaps in average income compared to Whites across the board. They, as a group, do better in some industries/data points. This is because there is a meritocracy. If people do well academically, they typically have a better education and are more employable, will earn more money have better overall success as a member of society, however one would define that success. That is how the Canadian system works. The system is not designed to fail. It is designed to give the most opportunities to the smartest, the hardest working, the best. Health Care South Asians, Koreans, Japanese, Chinese all earn more than Whites in health care. In fact, the average Chinese salary in health care is ten thousand higher than a White counterpart: 58,000/year to 48,000/year. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Math In the field of math and computer information, Chinese are at $67,000/year and White people are at $70,000. No reasonable person would conclude that there is a systemic force engineering success for one group at the expense of others in mathematics. Companies, like banks, want the most capable people making billion dollar decisions. They don’t care about “race”. No company would hire a White over a non-White knowing that the White would perform poorer than their counterpart. It makes no sense. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= STEM Japanese earn, on average, 76,000/year to 72,000/year more than White people in the STEM industry. Law Look at law, Jewish “over representation” in law as lawyers and judges demonstrate that no systemic forces are preventing their success. Anti-Semitism has a long, dark history in Canada. A system designed to keep White people dominant over Jewish people would have failed in the area of law. This is especially controversial to CRT advocates as judges are appointed within the system designed to keep Jewish people, as non-Whites, down. Yet, statistically, look at the proportionality of lawyers and judges who are Jewish compared to their population in Canada. No Degree/Diploma South East Asians, on average, make more money than White people without a diploma/degree. This indicates that work ethic, not systemic forces, are an important variable to achieve success. https://www12.statcan.gc.ca/census-recensement/2016/dp-pd/dt-td/Rp-eng.cfm?TABID=2&LANG=E&APATH=3&DETAIL=0&DIM=0&FL=A&FREE=0&GC=0&GK=0&GRP=1&PID=111345&PRID=10&PTYPE=109445&S=0&SHOWALL=0&SUB=0&Temporal=2017&THEME=123&VID=0&VNAMEE=&VNAMEF= Question for CRT Advocates Name one industry in Canada in which a non-White with a Masters degree earns less than a White person with no post-secondary education. If the system were rigged in favour of Whites, one would not see the importance of other variables. The leading indicator is level of education. This determines societal success, not race. The system works the same for everyone. Get educated, work hard, collaborate well with others and make positive contributions, follow the rules, enjoy a nice life in a great country. Important Variables: Non-Systemic Generational Wealth Logically, a group that has been in one place longer than others might have a better opportunity to accrue generational wealth. Passing down property and savings will help the next generations. This is not unique to any one group. Any group can leave financial support to their family to help future generations. This, not any racial privilege, is a key component to achieving economic and educational and societal success. These resources can be used to generate wealth and facilitate educational opportunities. A group not exercising this fundamental economic principle should not seek to blame a corrupt system. If someone lived and died in Canada and managed to accrue nothing for the next generation, blame that individual. If you are a newcomer and just arrived to Canada with no financial capital then it would be reasonable to expect you to leave less than a group that has the benefit of being multi-generational. Systemic racism/white privilege/whiteness has nothing to do with generational wealth. Slavery Should one wish to use slavery as a reason for a lack of generational wealth in 2021, one should note that neither Canada nor Ontario had slavery. Ontario, as Upper Canada, banned slavery in 1793 and slavery was banned across Canada back in 1833 both acts of legislation happened pre-Confederation of 1867 meaning Canada, which came into effect in 1867, never had slavery. There is a stronger argument for the impact of the Great Depression on all Canadians than the impact of slavery on generational wealth for those living in 2021. Family Support: 2 Parent Homes Children raised by two healthy, positive, law abiding, educated parents have an advantage over single parent homes. This is true across all races. Should a parent choose to leave and to not support their children, this is not the fault of systemic racism. This is a parent’s failure. Slavery For those that would argue that slavery is the reason why fathers in some communities are not involved with parental responsibilities in 2021 are asking for a lot of latitude from their audience- especially in Ontario. Education Children raised by two parents who both graduated college/university/achieved specialized training are more likely to also achieve educational achievements. These educational skills are the single most important factor in achieving societal success. This is true across all races. A parent’s choice to have children without achieving any tangible, employable skills is the choice of that individual and not the fault of a system. Incarceration No sustainable system will ever support/promote/incentivize violent criminal behavior. Any group statistically being more involved in gun crimes, shootings, murder, violent assaults/criminal behavior will find themselves at odds with any successful societal system. This behavior will not ever be congruent with a healthy society. If one group is disproportionately responsible for the majority of violent crimes (shootings, murder, etc.) then the factors that create this quantifiable data point are responsible for any perceived societal inequities, not a racist system. An empirical barrier to obtaining generational wealth and societal success is criminal behavior. This is true across all races. Chinese people have an inverse relationship between their criminal activity and their societal success. Do not get involved in serious, violent criminal behaviour while focusing on education and one will find measurable success in all areas of life in Canada. Question for CRT Advocates Black males aged 18 to 35 make up less than 1% of Canada’s population and less than 2% of Ontario’s population, what percentage of the shootings in Canada and Ontario are by convicted perpetrators from this group? Percentage of victims? Percentage of suspects? Is it not logical that a group that engages in the most reprehensible anti-societal behaviors would have the least amount of success or would it be more reasonable to conclude that the system is racist against those who disproportionately shoot and murder others? Ontario Works (OW) A parent who elects to raise their children on OW, regardless of race, is more likely to pass on the OW system to their children. Parents who choose to have as many kids as possible for the financial benefits from receiving more public funds create a stronger likelihood for their children to be OW recipients as adults. These are individual choices independent from any societal prejudice. This contributes to gaps, not race. Conclusion If you advocate for CRT, you espouse racist ideologies. You are part of a cult with no science or evidence to support anything you suggest. Your only evidence is anecdotal and you rely on gaps as evidence. There are gaps between groups, agreed. This is not evidence of anything that you claim. The obese runner will never achieve greatness in sprinting. Blaming and creating divisive hate against others will never make their timed-runs any faster. Mandating that track teams meet quotas for over weight runners will never bring championships to any track program. Taking a talented, healthy runner’s spot and opportunity to compete as a sprinter, after working hard, for the purpose of “equity” will not create equity. Finding one’s passion, one’s aptitude, hard work, positive behavior and family/social support will make them great in other areas. Simply being unsuccessful at something does not equate to a discriminatory system or a victim make.
  9. All murder is terrible. All hate crimes are horrific. There should be full and thorough investigations into any individuals and/or organizations involved in violence. Full stop. The government and politicians should not engage in race-baiting and fear mongering in order to divide the country and to inject hatred into society. Take a look at how MP Singh looks at crimes in Canada. Ask yourself, is this an objective approach or do they seem to be selling fear. There were two horrific crimes against Muslims between 2010 to 2020. A stabbing at a mosque in Toronto and a shooting in Quebec. This prompted numerous “hate groups” to be labeled domestic terrorists and we were told of the grave threat by Nazis. Mosque Stabbing The Toronto case is ongoing and there has been no proof, as of July 2021, that this was a hate crime or that any organization was behind this attack. There is speculation that the alleged attacker had an interest in social media sites that are linked to racist ideologies. Nothing proven, yet. This, and the Quebec horror, prompted MP Singh to go on an anti-White Supremacists crusade. He labeled Nazi groups and White Supremacists as the biggest threats to Canada. These two events were his evidence. Although, no link to any specific group was ever suggested. https://globalnews.ca/news/7444569/toronto-mosque-fatal-stabbing-case-put-over/ Quebec Shooting Alexandre Bissonnette horrifically shot and killed six people in 2017. There were reportedly allegations of online behavior that suggested anti-Muslim sentiment. No evidence has ever been presented to definitively link the shooter to any Nazi, or hate, organization. There is reportedly information to suggest that this was linked to mental health issues, not Islmaphobia. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/mosque-shooter-bissonnette-appeal-1.5442299 As a result, politicians, led by MP Jagmeet Singh, started throwing names of organizations onto the domestic terrorist list. No information was ever presented to show how these groups were a threat to Canada or how they were linked to these two terrible crimes. Everyone played along and no one asked any questions. https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/two-more-extreme-right-wing-groups-join-proud-boys-on-canada-s-terror-list-1.5485502 The reason why no one asked for evidence or an explanation is probably because asking for evidence is proof that one is racist. Don’t believe me? Ask Bloc MP Therrien. His crime? He wanted to review a report prior to speaking to, yet undetermined, findings. "We consider it inappropriate to impose findings to a committee before it has conducted its study. We respect the parliamentary process," Bloc Whip Claude DeBellefeuille said in French at the time. MP Singh’s called MP Therrien a racist for not following MP Singh’s order to “acknowledge systemic racism in the RCMP”. No evidence was submitted other than Singh’s declaration and an investigation had bveen launched but the findings were pending. The NDP leader’s position is clear. Do what I say, vote how I say, or, you are racist. "Yes. I've said it really clearly. I repeat it really clearly," Singh said. "Anyone who votes against a motion that recognizes the systemic racism in the RCMP and that calls for basic fixes for the problem … is a racist, yes." Again, the investigation was ongoing and no evidence to support the presence of systemic racism had been offered, by anyone. Obviously, there are laws preventing racism in the RCMP and internal and external forums within the system to address any allegations so the evidence of how the system is racist, remains unclear. https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/singh-therrien-racism-death-threats-1.5816247 How do Politicans react the other way? In 2017, Marissa Shen, a 13 year old, was brutally murdered. The suspect was Ibrahim Ali- a recently arrived Syrian refugee. This happened in MP Singh’s backyard of Burnaby, British Columbia. He seemed to care more about the Toronto stabbing than he did this 13 year old girl despite his obligations to his riding. https://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2163629/syrian-refugee-ibrahim-ali-charged-murder-vancouver MP Singh’s response to the Shen murder also seems to contradict his reaction to incidents involving White suspects/assailants. Singh: “To use a horrible incident to incite violence or hatred against an entire community is wrong; It's not something we should do as a society,” Singh said. “When people use a horrible incident to incite violence, they're effectively saying that refugees are murderers.” https://www.burnabynow.com/local-news/burnaby-south-candidates-called-racist-liar-stupid-and-more-at-raucous-debate-3094031 PM Trudeau responded first by saying violent crime — and what the Shen family has gone through — is a “terrible tragedy, and we have a judicial system, we have a process through which to go.” https://globalnews.ca/news/4833253/trudeau-refugees-canada-marrisa-shen/ Trudeau is right. There is a process. Politicians should not speak about ongoing investigations or court matters. However, he did not apply that approach with regards to the London tragedy of 2021. Trudeau and Singh were both quick to openly declare that terrorism, with no facts or evidence. Danforth Shooting The Danforth tragedy in Toronto. Trudeau and Singh did not evoke race or religion because the suspect was a Pakistani, Muslim. Each sent a quick tweet, but no public grandstanding or calls for action. https://globalnews.ca/news/4474147/danforth-shooter-eyewitness-accounts-police-search-warrants/ 2020 Toronto Terror Attack Saad Akhtar allegedly killed a 64 year old woman with a hammer due to his support for ISIS. Domestic terror charges were laid against the suspect. Politicians were quiet on this one. https://globalnews.ca/news/6661038/toronto-hammer-attack-by-isis-supporter/ 2021: Toronto Police Service’s Jeffrey Northrup A Toronto Police Officer, Jeffrey Northrup, was killed in the line of duty. The suspect is Umar Zameer, 31. MP Singh and all politicians are quiet on this. London Car Attack: 2021 There was the awful, sickening report of an attack on a Muslim family in London, Ontario. There was an immediate reaction by MP Singh. He demanded for action and declared this a hate crime and a terrorist act. Jagmeet is a lawyer and is familiar with due process and procedural fairness and Charter rights yet he made these claims without any court finding. Consider his comments with regards to 13 year old girl murdered in his own riding. The lawyer cried out to not “incite violence” and to not make assumptions on a group based on a single action. Yet, in this case, he was quick to find someone guilty and to find them “racist” and a “White Supremacist”. No one knows anything at this point. There is speculation that the suspect had close Muslim friends and potentially had mental health issues but the facts need an opportunity to be heard. We do know that MP Singh reacted very differently when the suspect was White. Check out his speech on how racist Canada is, less than 24 hours after the tragic news broke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i94sA64VzMA Closing Thoughts All of the above crimes are terrible. No one can defend any of them. In a population of almost 40 million and PM Trudeau wants to make it 90 million, we can expect outliers and disturbed people. This is a sad reality. But, does it seem MP Singh treats the crimes differently? Treats White people differently? In a positive way or a negative way? What do you think? Is he selling fear? Trying to divide and create hate? Let us keep the conversation open and honest. Use facts and evidence, not hysteria and race baiting. The NDP and the Liberals will NEVER open up race based crime data. This is because the facts will show that males, aged 18 to 35 from one demographic (unnamed) make up less than one percent of Canada’s population yet are either victims or suspects or convicted in over 60% of all fatal shootings across the country. But, that’s not concerning to MP Singh or anyone else. We should keep adding “White Supremacist” organizations to our terror list. That will keep us safe. And, no one should question this approach.
  10. In 2020, Toronto saw 460 shootings and 39 people killed from guns. All tragic, yet one stands out: 12 year old Dante Sebastian Andreatta. This would be my vote for renaming “Dundas Street”. At the halfway point of 2021, Toronto has seen 30 homicides and 18 fatal shootings. Statistically, the Black community is more impacted than others. Hopefully, we start talking about the problems creating these tragedies and useless shootings/tragedies can end. It seems no one wants to recognize the threat of gun violence to the City of Toronto and disproportionately, the Black community. I would just that every politician that ignores these facts, and every media outlet that hides this data, are complicit. Its time to look at the data and take appropriate action to increase safety in this city and especially in areas where people are at risk. 2021: July 1, 2021 30 Homicides The 18 homicides related to gun crimes have the following statuses as of July 1, 2021. All suspects are suspects and have not been proven guilty or innocent. All of this information should be fact-checked as I am not a journalist or a government employee. I have no access to records-only information available online. Please correct me in comments. Shooting: 18 Stabbing: 3 Unknown: 9 Two of the 18 victims have no descriptions or photo or certainty of how they identified. They are: 1. Abdulrahman Patel, 21 N/A. There is a suspect: Imran Immamdeen, 32, 2. Gedi Ali Gedi, N/A The suspect is the Toronto Police Services as this allegedly occurred during a police interaction while the TPS were investigating another murder. The unofficial racial make-up of the remaining 15 victims of fatal shootings are as follows: 11/16 identified victims are Black 2/16 White 1/16 Asian 2/16 other/unknown Suspects 13/18 homicides by gun have either no suspect, no photo, a protected identity (youth), a Police shooting. For the five suspects who have their race identified by photo, all 5/5 known races are Black. The race of the suspects for the 18 gun homicides are as follows: 1 Protected as under-aged: YOA 1 Police 5 No suspects 6 No photo All fatal shootings with confirmed photo identification indicate a Black suspect. The 6 homicides with suspects but with no photos are: Karim Cadoo, Elvis Cadoo, 24, and Imron Samuel, 37: x2 homicides. Kevon Shemar Foo, 24, Day Juan Francis, 21, and Jasanthan Kandiah, 21 Imran Immamdeen Henok Mesgena and 20-year-old Lee-Davis Rurimirije Soreeysa Abdi, 26, The truth is that an honest conversation is well past due. Systemic racism is not killing people in the city. Nazi organizations are not behind any shootings. The Police are not “hunting and murdering” anyone. Legal gun owners are not responsible for shootings. Here is an unofficial list of the 30 murders at the halfway point in 2021. Again, very unofficial and requires fact-checking. All suspects are innocent until proven guilty and my data is not reliable. Hopefully, a real journalist will take an interest and spark an honest, meaningful, evidence-driven conversation about crime in Toronto. June 30, 2021: 2021 Homicides to date (30) 1. Stabbing:Victim: Mohamed Jeylani, 25, Black. Suspect: Guled Mohamad, 24, Black https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/scarborough-stabbing-mohamed-jeylani-minnesota-1.5873043 2. Shooting: Victim: Tyjjuan Kidd-Bailey, 20, Black Suspect: Deandre Cadougan, 19, Black https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10314397-toronto-man-arrested-in-murder-of-20-year-old-brampton-man-tyijuan-kidd-bailey/ 3. Shooting: Victim: Leah St. Jean, 32, 32, White Suspect: Soreeysa Abdi, 26, unknown https://www.baytoday.ca/local-news/former-north-bay-woman-murdered-in-toronto-3292088 4. Shooting: Victim: Sirac Tesfay, 23, unknown/racialized Suspects (2): 20-year-old Toronto resident Henok Mesgena and 20-year-old Lee-Davis Rurimirije, unknown https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10327470-man-killed-in-midtown-toronto-shooting-a-compassionate-friend-to-so-many-/ 5. Shooting: Victim: Hashim Omar Hashi, 20, Black, Suspect: Hassan Ali, 22, Black https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/toronto-rapper-wanted-for-murder-may-have-travelled-to-western-canada-police-say-1.5479065 6. Shooting: Victim: Abdulrahman Patel, 21, unknown Suspect: Imran Immamdeen, 32, unknown/n/a https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/arrest-made-in-scarborough-shooting-that-left-21-year-old-man-dead-1.5300416 7. Shooting: Victim: Cam-Thanh Tat, 62, Asian Suspect- 16 year old youth https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/cam-thanh-tat-teen-charged-murder-scarborough-1.5920739 8. Shooting: Victim: Michael Opong Berchie, 23, Black Suspects (3): Kevon Shemar Foo, 24, Day Juan Francis, 21, and Jasanthan Kandiah, 21, all unknown, no details/photos available https://globalnews.ca/news/7641752/michael-opong-berchie-murder-charges-toronto/ 9. Shooting: Victim: Harry Lainas, 47, White Suspects: NONE https://www.cp24.com/news/police-identify-man-fatally-shot-in-garage-of-danforth-condo-building-1.5303400 10. Unknown: Victim: Nathaniel Brettell, 57, White Suspect: Ahmed Al-Farkh, 34 https://www.cp24.com/news/suspect-charged-in-murder-of-missing-57-year-old-etobicoke-man-1.5425096 11. Shooting: Victim: Paul Dunkley, 28, Black Suspects (2) Black https://www.cp24.com/news/man-shot-in-head-in-etobicoke-plaza-dies-of-injuries-police-1.5317960 12. Unknown: Victim: Amanda Killeen, 33, n/a/unknown Suspects (2) Orson York, 59 and Gedi Ali Gedi, 45, not available/unknown https://globalnews.ca/news/7665069/toronto-police-charge-man-missing-woman-homicide/ 13. Shooting: Gedi Ali Gedi, 45, unknown, not available Suspects: Police Interaction https://globalnews.ca/news/7665069/toronto-police-charge-man-missing-woman-homicide/ 14. Unknown: Victim: Kathleen Hatcher, 69, White Suspect Colin Hatcher (son) 37, unknown, no photo available ( likely White?) https://globalnews.ca/news/7670587/kathleen-hatcher-murder-colin-hatcher/ 15. Unknown: Victim: Rupert Brown, 38, Black Suspect (partner) Suspect: Rupert Brown, 38, Black https://globalnews.ca/news/7673048/rupert-brown-murder-toronto/ 16. Stabbing: Victim: Arturo Acuna, 70, Latino Suspect: Ronnie Acuna (son), no photo available https://www.cp24.com/mobile/news/son-in-custody-after-70-year-old-man-fatally-stabbed-in-north-york-1.5339861?cache= 17. Unknown: 2 year old- no details provided 18. Shooting: Victim: Habil Abdilahi Hassan,, 21, Black Suspects (2): Mohamed Hassan, 20, Black, Antwan Triston James, 18, Black https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/warrant-issued-for-second-suspect-in-etobicoke-drive-by-killing-1.5385092 19. Unknown: Victim: Cynthia Coffey, 64, White Suspect: Hugo Munoz, 46, no photo available https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/04/05/cynthia-coffey-homicide-man-charged-toronto-police/ 20. Stabbing: Victim: Ka Chai Ho, 75 (Asian) Suspect: Pak-lin Pauline Ho, 62 (wife), Asian https://www.cp24.com/news/62-year-old-woman-charged-in-connection-with-husband-s-stabbing-death-in-north-york-1.5373874 21. Shooting: Drai Hugh Wilson, 21, Black Suspects: 18-year-old Kymani Mignott, Black 22-year-old Givonn Bowen-Wright and 19-year-old Reginald Obeng, and 21-year-old Ainsley McNaught https://globalnews.ca/news/7839494/toronto-police-drai-hugh-wilson-homicide-charges/ 22. Unknown: Victim: Paul Day, 54, White Suspect 40-year-old Courtney Michael Tenn, unknown, not available, no photo https://www.cp24.com/news/man-charged-in-connection-with-disappearance-of-54-year-old-man-1.5392030?cache=yes%3Fcli 23. Shooting: Odale Leslie, 28, Black Suspects: NONE https://torontosun.com/news/crime/police-identify-man-killed-in-brazen-etobicoke-shooting 24. Unknown: Victim: Daisy Sehgal, 46 NO SUSPECTS/Case “closed as murder-suicide?” https://www.cp24.com/news/police-not-looking-for-suspects-in-woman-s-murder-after-two-found-dead-at-home-in-scarborough-1.5441036?cache=yes%2F7.363087 25. Shooting: Victim: Keron BRATHWAITE, 27, Black Suspects NO SUSPECTS https://toronto.ctvnews.ca/police-identify-man-27-fatally-shot-in-toronto-1.5466067 26. Shooting: Daniel Fung, 25, racialized Suspects (3) Twenty-six-year-old Karim Cadoo, Elvis Cadoo, 24, and Imron Samuel, 37, no photos available, unknown https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/26/charges-danforth-road-thicketwood-drive-double-homicide/ 27. Shooting: Mohamed Moallim, 23, Black Suspects 93): Twenty-six-year-old Karim Cadoo, Elvis Cadoo, 24, and Imron Samuel, 37, No photos available/unknown https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/26/charges-danforth-road-thicketwood-drive-double-homicide/ 28. Shooting: Brendon Kirk Daley, 28, Black Suspects: NO SUSPECTS https://www.toronto.com/news-story/10416283-toronto-man-gunned-down-at-party-near-tretheway-drive-and-eglinton-avenue-west/ 29. No data 30. Shooting: Diquan Olive-Service, 27, Black Suspects: No SUSPECTS https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2021/06/29/toronto-shooting-victim-remembered-as-youth-role-model.html **Please update data in comments. All data requires verification.
  11. The theory of White supremacy/privilege is that the structure and systems of Canadian/American society are built to serve the interests of White people of European descent at the expense of non-Whites. I am reviewing the important structures/systems of Ontario society looking to find the racism. I know that this privilege exists. I know it is harmful. It needs to be stopped. However, I am looking to find where it is. Please help me out... Law The Ontario Human Rights Code makes it illegal to treat someone different because of race. or colour or ethnicity in housing, employment and services, like education. Therefore, any privilege based on race would be illegal. It seems odd that a system designed to be racist would create the legislation making discrimination illegal. Legal Services Established in 2017, the Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) is an independent not-for-profit community legal clinic that combats individual and systemic anti-Black racism by conducting research, engaging in structural transformation, and providing legal services to members of Ontario’s Black communities. BLAC engages in advocacy, community development, law reform, test case litigation, and public legal education. BLAC is funded by Legal Aid Ontario and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. The racist system also provides funding to prevent racial discrimination which is counter-intuitive. https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca/ Employment Ontario Government: Anti Racism Unit The Ontario government has an anti-racism unit that seeks to actively fight against discrimination in Ontario. This is another publicly funded mechanism within the system designed to keep the system discrimination-free despite being a system designed to maintain a discriminatory imbalance amongst people. The Anti-Racism's data reveals the following 4 points about discrimination in employment: 1. Racialized females have a higher “standard employment relationships” ( SER) than White females. (51 to 48%). Report: “Figure 1 shows the prevalence of SER for men and women from white and racialized groups. We limit the analysis to white and non-white or racialized groups. Only the results for men from racialized groups are statistically significant, with white men more likely to report being in SER than men from racialized groups. While there is a historical legacy of SER as the norm for white men, that advantage appears to have diminished. “ 2.” Education (sic: not race/colour) is the best indicator for having job security. “ 3. The employment rate- from 2005 statistics- for racialized people is 61.9% and for non-racialized people is 63%. This is a marginal difference that is not indicative of any “systemic issues”. 4.There are many racialized groups with a higher employment rate than Whites. This counters the “White privilege” narrative: Black 63.8 to 63% Filipino 71.6 to 63% Latin American 66.3 to 63% Visible Minority 65.4 to 63% Multiple Visible Minority 65.9 to 63% *(similar) South East Asian 62.2 to 63% Source : “Ontario‟s Growing Gap. The Role of Race”-2005 data. https://www.policyalternatives.ca/sites/default/files/uploads/publications/reports/docs/The%20Role%20of%20Race%20Ontario%20Growing%20Gap.pdf 2021: Presence of Systemic Racism in Employment The evidence above demonstrates no systemic racism in employment against racialized people; however, there is recent evidence of discriminatory practices against White [people based on their race. This article shows that a job duty for Durham Police Officers was offered exclusively to a Black Police Officer. White Officers were not eligible for this duty because of their "race". https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/warmington-asking-for-a-cop-who-identifies-as-black-upsets-drps-members The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto does not allow able-bodied, straight White males to apply for certain jobs such as Human Resources Advisors. This is not to protect a certain group facing systemic barriers, this is to exclude Whites from applying. https://erecruitment.torontocas.ca/default.aspx The City of London requires "lived, Black experiences" for some of their positions. This excludes "Whites" and non-Blacks from applying and being eligible for publicly funded positions. https://www.municipalworld.com/careers/black-community-liaison-advisor/ Education Queens University has a special program for medical students. This excludes White people. https://meds.queensu.ca/academics/undergraduate/black-medical-students-queens-university The U of T has the Black Student Application Program (BSAP) is an optional application stream for Black applicants who self-identify as Black African, Black Caribbean, Black North American, multi-racial students who have and identify with their Black ancestry, etc. The aim of this application program is to increase and support Black medical student representation at the University of Toronto. Through BSAP, we hope to break down some of the barriers that might impede Black students from applying, and nurture an inclusive environment that is welcoming to all. White students are not eligible and are excluded from this program. https://applymd.utoronto.ca/black-student-application-program Toronto District School Board (TDSB) The TDSB has chosen to not discipline Black students in response to allegations of systemic racism. Their reports also show that White students constitute about 30% of the population and are represented in about 33% of the suspensions. This is not indicative of any privilege. Caring and safe Schools Report: 2018-2019 “We have seen substantial positive change through our improved understanding of systemic racism, resolving conflict through more cooperative ways and removing barriers for students. Specifically, there has been an overall decrease in student discipline measures as well as a narrowing of the gap of the overrepresentation of certain groups of students who are suspended and expelled” https://globalnews.ca/news/7458424/tdsb-suspensions-expunged/ The Africentric Alternative School began operating in September 2009 in response to an initial community request for such a school in June 2007 to address a high dropout rate and achievement gap affecting students of African descent. TDSB initiated a consultation process with stakeholders. In January 2008, a report titled Improving Success For Black Students was presented to the Board of Trustees with a number of recommendations. Ultimately, the Board approved a recommendation to establish the Africentric Alternative School to open in September 2009 at Sheppard Public School. Since this time, the school has expanded to grade 8 as of September 2015 serves 120 students. Obviously, there are no White-centric schools. https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Find-your/Schools/schno/3949 Government Policies The City of Toronto commits more than $1.2 million in cultural and economic investments to confront anti-Black racism. The City is making multiple investments in Toronto’s Black arts and culture community and business sector to address the systemic economic, social and cultural exclusion facing Black communities in Toronto. The City actually has an entire unit dedicated and funded with public funds- i.e, the system- to stop anti-Black racism. A system that is designed to ensure racial dominance also has, within the same system, units to prevent the very purpose of the system. Isn't that diametrically opposed to the system's core purpose- like a braking system designed to accelerate when activated?? https://www.toronto.ca/community-people/get-involved/community/confronting-anti-black-racism/ The Black Entrepreneurship Program (BEP) is a partnership between the Government of Canada, Black-led business organizations, and financial institutions. With an investment of up to $350.8 million over four years, it will help Black Canadian business owners and entrepreneurs grow their businesses and succeed now and into the future. This opportunity discriminates based on race- against White people. https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/150.nsf/eng/home Anti-Black Racism: Toronto As per the Anti-Black racism unit in Toronto, there are biases against Black people in everyday judgments and decisions. A system designed to keep one group oppressive over another would not logically create a sub-unit to promote a different group over the Dominant/oppressor" group, would it? Anthony Morgan, the Director, is a Black Canadian with parents of Jamaican heritage is a lawyer now earning over $160,000/year by the systemically racist to fight Anti-Black racism. I don’t know any who earns that much money personally, so Mr. Morgan would be the richest person that I knew, if I knew him. In my part of Toronto, we don’t make that kind of money. I am sure he worked hard and I wish him the best. He followed the system and got a degree that pays well and became a lawyer, good on ya mate! I didn’t graduate college so I have nothing to complain about. Policing The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) released a report that disproves any inherent, structural advantages to people based on their race in Toronto policing. The report looked at set of nine criminal charges. Interestingly, the data was divided into three groups: White, Black and “other racial minority” despite the data actually being prepared by the Toronto Police to reflect six racial groups: White, Black, Asian, Aboriginal, Brown, Unknown. The three group data format showed that for all 9 set of charges, Whites were more represented than “other racial minority”. If the system is designed to favour Whites over non-Whites, this comparison against “other racialized minority” does not support that theory. As per the report, Whites constitute 48% of the population and represent 45.5% of all criminal charges. This would be objectively seen as neutral: neither advantageous nor disadvantageous. The “other racial minority” group represents 42.8% of the population and 22.2% of total charges. This shows that racialized people are significantly less likely than Whites to be charged criminally. Furthermore, the data indicates that the system of Toronto Policing demonstrates zero evidence of systemic racism against “other racialized minorities” and neutral to Whites as opposed to any “privilege”. Over Policing There were 460 shootings in Toronto in 2020. Halfway through 2021, there are 30 murders in Toronto. The city was on lockdown for almost all of this time. Malls and parks and apartments are being shot up. We should all be concerned for every life. The Police should be supported. You will frequently hear “over Policing” is an example of racism and white privilege. The Police, or the system, does not control who decides to become a murderer. There are other variables for that and none of them are related to systemic racism. The Police investigate serious crimes. If murder victims are disproportionately related to one demographic, this demographic will be the greater focus of the police. Anything contrary would be racist. The police should be focusing on the areas and the people involved in murder and other serious crimes based on their investigations. Who these people are has nothing to do with the police. The police should never let race determine who gets protection and who deserves justice. All murders/crimes should be investigated and anyone suggesting otherwise is placing people’s lives at risk. That is wrong. Racist Police Killings Since 2012, zero unarmed people, of any race, have been shot fatally, or killed, by the Toronto Police. The key variables in “use of force” during all police interactions in Canada are: 1) armed or unarmed, 2) cooperative or resisting, 3) sober or intoxicated, and 4) presenting with mental health issues or not. These elements, not race, are what determine the probability of “use of force” when interacting with police in Canada. The next instance in which you are told that the Police in Canada harmed/injured/killed a suspect during an “interaction” run through these variables and give appropriate weight to each of the applicable factors before turning your mind to race then ask yourself, if race was a factor. Police Accountability The OIPRD and the HRTO both hold police in Ontario accountable for their actions. There is Zero tolerance for discriminatory practices. The system has these checks and balances in place to ensure the laws protecting people from discrimination are enforced. Slavery Ontario never had slavery. In 1798, Upper Canada (Ontario) passed legislation to abolish slavery. Slaves had been of many races and many races owned slaves. In 1833, slavery was abolished across all English colonies and Canada became a country in 1867. England actually was the world leader in ending slavery and fought slavers for decades and are responsible for ending the slave trade which still exists today in some non-Western countries. Racist Stereotype The definition of a racial stereotype is grouping people, based on the characteristic of their race, as the same and assigning a negative association to all people in that group based on sharing that single characteristic. Is the term white privileged a racial stereotype? It assumes all white people have an easier life and have not earned their accomplishments. It asserts that white people have no disadvantages due to their "race". There would be no issue with someone telling a person to “check their privileged”. People also freely use the term “Whiteness” in a pejorative sense. Teachers also teach these concepts in classrooms to children. Since when is it okay for schools to teach children to dislike their physical traits? Fruits of the Tree/System It is said that one can judge a fruit by its tree, lets apply that principle to the quantifiable actions of a system. Foreign Aid: Non-Western Countries/People Please also place in context the structural principles of Canada/Ontario being fundamentally unjust. Canada donated over 6 billion dollars in foreign aid in 2019. Canada’s international assistance spending increased by 4.9% to CAD$6.4 billion in 2019, up from CAD$6.1 billion in 2018.International assistance accounts for approx. 1.8% of 2019 federal budget spending – unchanged from last years 1.8% budget expenditure in 2018. Canada’s ODA/gross national income (GNI) ratio now stands at 0.28% — unchanged from last year (0.28%). Who are the largest recipients? The largest recipient in 2019 was Ethiopia (CAD$203 million), followed by Bangladesh (CAD$199 million), Afghanistan (CAD$197 million), Syria (CAD$150 million), and Mali (CAD$140 million). Where were the sharpest increases and declines? The most notable changes in year-over-year international assistance levels were to: Afghanstan (-22%), Bangladesh (+51%), Syria (+21%), DRC (+20%), and Haiti (-21%). Bangladesh received the largest year-over-year dollar increase; up CAD$67.3 million from last year. Income Groups and Regions 32.6% of aid went to Least Developed (or poorest) Countries, another 0.5% went to Other Low Income Countries, and 20.6% went to Lower Middle Income countries (36.9% is not coded by income group). African countries received the largest regional share of Canada’s international assistance at 39.0%, followed by Asia (30.7%), the Americas (13.9%), Europe (2.7%) and Oceania (0.8%). This is only international assistance that has been coded to a region (87.0% of total). This seems to contradict the notion that the system supports one group over others and that this system does not care for or serve to support non-Western people. If so, please explain. https://cidpnsi.ca/canadas-foreign-aid-2012-2/ Ontario Services: Regardless of Race/Colour/Ethnicity OW: Ontario has Ontario Works to ensure that every poor person has money for food and essential needs ODSP: People with disabilities are taken care of the government in Ontario OHIP: All people have the same level of health care. OAS: Old people are given additional funding. Soup Kitchens/Food Banks/Homeless Shelters: All across Ontario, one can find support for those in need as a result of publicly funded and driven programs. One should reasonably examine how a system, systemically evil and racist, would produce such amazing programs to take care of people. Help I would very much like to learn of specific, empirical, factual evidence to support white privilege. Can people please help me out? I find a lot of facts to support White people are treated differently because of their "race" in a disadvantageous way and I see lots of support for not being White. I want to prove to my friends who need learning where to see and find white privilege. My friends are not white and dont believe that Whites have privilege. Please give me some facts for them! Sincerely, Big Jim from Cabbagetown
  12. How many places in the world have : free housing, free healthcare, free primary/secondary education, free money (OW) and care for elderly and disabled regardless of race/colour/any Code ground like Ontario has? Despite this, Ontario is labelled by cancel culture as " Racist "....
×
×
  • Create New...