Quote: Originally Posted by Tecumsehsbones
Have white people ever been subjected to legal, mandatory, differential treatment by virtue of their race in Canada?
Serious question. Honestly, I don't know.
Yep. Govt hiring practices. If you're White, you can pretty much forget about getting a job in the junior civil service. If you're a White male, you haven't got a chance of getting a job in the junior civil service. This isn't just opinion. The last few hires the govt did they might as well have come right out and said as much. They couldn't of course so they just worded it "cleverly" as if no one was going to catch on. If that doesn't fit the definition of prejudicial hiring practices, then I don't know what does. Oh, but it wasn't mandatory so I'm guessing then it doesn't count as racism.
Same with carding. I've been carded by the cops, more than once, but that's not racist. Do it just once to a person of colour though and it's just this side of a hate crime ffs.
Cops shoot White people on a near daily basis in the US, but it's not racism, even if the cop is Black and the victim/suspect is White. But when a cop shoots a Black person it somehow "confirms the systemic racism in law enforcement", regardless of what colour the cop is. And yet the DoJ's stats, independently confirmed by a University of Pennsylvania study, show that Black police officers are 3.3 times more likely to discharge their firearm at a suspect than any other race of cop.
And then you have idiot closet racists like Hoid who doth protest too much. One jack-off at one branch of BMO being a racist dick is not indicative of BMO's policy. Yet the closet racist wants to call out the entire corporation as racist even though he defends the racism (and sexism) of his Prime Minister.
Christ, the left is even inventing new forms of racism. Apparently if you fire a muslim who took a job under false pretenses, you have a Human Rights lawsuit on your hands.
In Ontario, you can't refuse to rent a place to someone because they're muslim. BUT, muslims can
refuse to rent to non-muslims, including the disabled, even when it's a govt subsidized unit. Again, this has been documented.
But there's also systemic racism on several reserves up here. Years ago I got to visit a reserve somewhere north of Winnipeg( the name escapes me after 40 years). The Chief there was pretty cool but he had one serious rule. If you left the reserve to go live in the city to live off the govt, you were not welcome back and were excommunicated from the band. However, if you left to go live in the city because of educational or employment opportunities, you were always welcome back. Which is pretty reasonable really. But there are several other reserves where if they leave to go live in the city ie; "the White man's world" for ANY reason, they are permanently kicked out. Period. Emotional blackmail and identity politics all wrapped up in a "comfy" blanket of racism.
The fact is, every ethnic group has their racists. The difference is, tools like Hoid refuse to see it.
Plus the complete rule reversals the left keep pulling make it difficult to keep track of just wtf is going on anymore. For decades
we've been taught to be colour blind. People are people, we're all humans, we all bleed red, etc. If you saw someone's colour you were a racist. Now, you not only have to see and acknowledge someone's colour, you have to embrace it in an orgiastic, virtue signaling display of multiculturalism or else you're a racist.
Through the years I've had numerous friends and acquaintances from different ethnic backgrounds. I guess I'm a racist because I don't give a shit what colour they are or what ethnic background they are, I'm friends with the person(ality). For example, after I was released from the hospital after my plane crash, I still needed to be in a convalescent home. The place was run by an imam who quite frankly, was a total and complete asshole. 5 minutes talking to that goof would make you suicidal. 10 minutes would have you blowing your own brains out instead of his because he just wasn't worth going to prison over. His brother on the other hand, who also worked there, was a really cool dude. He was friendly and outgoing, easy to talk to and had a sense of humour. We used to play harmless little practical jokes on him and he'd laugh along with us. But what was really funny was, because practical jokes were a foreign concept to him, when he'd try to get us back it would be an epic fail but we'd all laugh just the same just because he was cool enough to play along. Him I liked. His brother OTOH, was a waste of carbon and oxygen.
Huh... uh, sorry about the ramble on there. Kind'a buzzed out on painkillers hoping to get to bed before 4AM