Skip to comments.Ontario’s human rights tribunal fines Double Diamond Acres for calling workers ‘monkeys’
Posted on 07/29/2013 3:43:41 PM PDT by rickmichaels
TORONTO Ontarios human rights tribunal has ordered a migrant worker to be paid $23,500 in damages after ruling he suffered racial abuse while working at a greenhouse in Leamington, Ont.
The tribunal found that Adrian Monrose, a St. Lucian migrant worker who came to Canada under the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program in 2009, was subjected to racist slurs while working for Double Diamond Acres Ltd.
According to the findings, Benji Mastronardi, one of Double Diamonds owners, called workers monkeys on a branch during a workplace confrontation.
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He just called them the way he saw them.....and paid the price.
My great-grandfather was called a ni**er when he stepped off the boat and he was Italian.
“My great-grandfather was called a ni**er when he stepped off the boat and he was Italian.”
Racial and ethnic insults were flung around pretty widely in the past and not necessarily aimed at just one group. Italians soldiers were referred to as ‘gooks’ in WWII by some U.S. troops, before the word was generally associated with Asians (this recorded by Ernie Pyle). The British called Indians (India natives) ni**ers back in the 1800s (and probably later than that).
They’ve even now censored the Fawlty Towers episode where Major talks about when he took his date to see a Cricket match against India:
” The strange thing was, throughout the morning she kept referring to the Indians as niggers. No, no, no, I said, the niggers are the West Indians. These people are wogs.
Heck I was once called a nigger boy by a little old lady watering her lawn when she asked why the guys on my team allowed me to play on their team. Once I was rafting in the Pacific off Leyte after the shooting was over and a flotilla of ‘gook’ canoes came by and started jabbering to meas if I was one of them. Dark skin can tan very dark almost to black.