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Ontario Human Rights Commission: Everything Is Racism
CBC News Online ^ | Tue, 28 Jun 2005

Posted on 06/30/2005 10:31:52 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin

The Ontario Human Rights Commission has issued a new racism policy stressing the evils of subtle and systemic forms of discrimination.

It says discrimination may be detected "in organizational and government policies, practices, and procedures and 'normal ways of doing things'" as well as in overt acts of bigotry.

"It is time organizations and institutions acknowledge the reality of racism" It says such practices "may directly or indirectly, consciously or unwittingly, promote, sustain, or entrench" advantages for some people over others.

It also says racist behaviour cannot be hidden from trained observers.

"Individual acts themselves may be ambiguous or explained away, but when viewed as part of the larger picture and with an appropriate understanding of how racial discrimination takes place, may lead to an inference that racial discrimination was a factor in the treatment an individual received."

The new document, titled Policy and Guidelines on Racism and Racial Discrimination, is not binding on judges or human rights tribunal members but represents the commission's current interpretation of the Ontario Human Rights Code.

"It is time organizations and institutions acknowledge the reality of racism," Chief Commissioner Keith Norton said in a statement announcing it on Tuesday. They should "be prepared to act against subtle and sometimes subconscious prejudices and stereotypes that too often result in discrimination," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at cbc.ca ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: canada; cbc; racism
Ahhhh. We are one step closer to Thought Crime. *shudders*
1 posted on 06/30/2005 10:31:52 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin
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To: Alexander Rubin

Here's the rest of the article.

The new policy says the following types of treatment may indicate racial discrimination in work situations:

Exclusion from formal or informal networks.
Denial of mentoring or developmental opportunities such as secondments and training that was made available to others.
Differential management practices such as excessive monitoring and documentation or deviation from written policies or standard practices.
Disproportionate blame for an incident.
Assignment to less desirable positions or job duties.
Treating normal differences of opinion as confrontational or insubordinate.

Characterizing normal communication as rude or aggressive.
Penalizing a person for failing to get along with someone else, e.g. a co-worker or manager, when one of the reasons for the tension is racially discriminatory attitudes or behaviour of the co-worker or manager.
It retires the term "minority group" in favour of "racialized persons," a category that goes beyond skin colour and ethnic background.
"Racialization extends to people in general but also to specific traits and attributes, which are connected in some way to racialized people and are deemed to be 'abnormal' and of less worth,'" it says. "Individuals may have prejudices related to various racialized characteristics."

Those characteristics may include name, accent or manner of speech, clothing and grooming, diet, beliefs and practices, leisure preferences, places of origin and citizenship, it says.


2 posted on 06/30/2005 10:36:15 AM PDT by MikeEdwards
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To: Alexander Rubin
If you look for something everywhere you're liable to find it.

HUMANS: the imperfect beings, damn.

3 posted on 06/30/2005 10:37:41 AM PDT by Mister Baredog ((Minuteman at heart, couch potato in reality))
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To: MikeEdwards
Damn, substandard performers (or non performers) in the work place will love this law. "What do you mean you have five counseling statements on this guy for being late for work and sun standard job performance? AHH, you must be a racist." Never be able to fire em now.
5 posted on 06/30/2005 10:42:17 AM PDT by Americanexpat (A strong democracy through citizen oversight.)
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To: Alexander Rubin
"Everything is Racism" The Rat's new slogan!
6 posted on 06/30/2005 10:43:18 AM PDT by Millee (So you're a feminist......isn't that cute??)
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To: Alexander Rubin
It also says racist behaviour cannot be hidden from trained observers.

Oh, my, no. Nor would witches be hidden from trained witch-finders. Of course, both sets of charlatans have a vested economic interest in finding racism or witches respectively, regardless of whether either one actually exists.

7 posted on 06/30/2005 10:44:34 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill
Oh, my, no. Nor would witches be hidden from trained witch-finders.

My thoughts exactly. On the other hand, I could use a career change, maybe I should apply to be a "trained observer". If they don't hire me they're racist scum, and if they do hire me then the Rev. Al and Jesse better stay the heck out of canuckistan!

(there are some posters on FR that better watch it too. I'm starting my lists...)

< /sarcasm>

8 posted on 06/30/2005 10:49:41 AM PDT by lafroste (gravity is not a force. See my profile to read my novel absolutely free (I know, beyond shameless))
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To: Alexander Rubin

Its Bush's fault.


9 posted on 06/30/2005 10:52:51 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (Register to vote as a Dem! You get to vote in their primaries and it screws up their polling data!)
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To: Alexander Rubin
It also says racist behaviour cannot be hidden from trained observers.

Chillingly Orwellian....

10 posted on 06/30/2005 10:55:57 AM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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To: Alexander Rubin

Some people don't like me and now I know why, they are racists. And all along I thought it was just me. Now I really feel better.


11 posted on 06/30/2005 10:55:57 AM PDT by hophead ("FRY MUMIA")
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To: Personal Responsibility

As a result, these kooks establish more racist policies, ensuring that white skined people are excluded from consideration of any government program. Racism is healthy and strong among these anti- racist kooks. Rather than treating all people equaly, and letting those with the best ability succeed, they catagorize, sort and opress based on ethnic origin.


12 posted on 06/30/2005 11:00:31 AM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Alexander Rubin

Trudeaupian Canada is striving to become the East Germany of the 21st Century.

And doing one H*ll of a good job of it!


13 posted on 06/30/2005 11:05:56 AM PDT by headsonpikes ("The U.S. Constitution poses no serious threat to our form of government.")
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To: Alexander Rubin

It articles like this that make anarchism attractive to think about...


14 posted on 06/30/2005 11:12:35 AM PDT by Paul C. Jesup
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To: headsonpikes

I was think Orwellian totalitarianism myself. With an appreciate sense of the absurdist tyranny and a complete unwillingness to do anything about it.


15 posted on 06/30/2005 11:14:51 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin

The typestyle of this post, "Arial", very racist. As we all know, Arial is a little white mermaid princess who lives under the sea with other white mermaids and no "mermaids of color".


16 posted on 06/30/2005 11:36:12 AM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: stinkerpot65

Or mermaids of a different sexual orientation. Flouder and Sebastian were actually lovers, but did Disney show that? Noooooo. Jerks.


17 posted on 06/30/2005 11:38:10 AM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: Alexander Rubin
It is time organizations and institutions acknowledge the reality of racism" It says such practices "may directly or indirectly, consciously or unwittingly, promote, sustain, or entrench" advantages for some people over others

There will always be positions in the race. If you don't have a measure for competence i.e. first,second,third, then you don't have a race. Communism or socialism are failures because there is no race. We all stroll over the finish line together, arm in arm and really getting nowhere.
18 posted on 06/30/2005 11:40:42 AM PDT by mict42
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To: Alexander Rubin
Conservatism is the new racism in Canada. Only Liberals are presumed to be enlightened folks. For once, Ontario's Human Rights Commission has got it correct: some folks in Canada are more equal than others. Those who aren't politically correct are hideous evil racists: you know it in their views and in their proposed policies.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
19 posted on 06/30/2005 11:42:09 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: MikeEdwards
Yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh. Its those in the closet Christians! Time to drag em out and burn em at the stake!

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
20 posted on 06/30/2005 11:43:30 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: JoJo Gunn
Trained observer = good Canadian Liberal.

(Denny Crane: "Sometimes you can only look for answers from God and failing that... and Fox News".)
21 posted on 06/30/2005 11:45:29 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives On In My Heart Forever)
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To: Alexander Rubin
Ah Canada. Self annihilation perfected.
22 posted on 06/30/2005 12:16:50 PM PDT by Patti_ORiley
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To: Patti_ORiley

Not necessarily. Some of us conservatives are heading for the lifeboats. Any more bunks on the USS Reagan? Eventually, we will build our own Canada. Canada as it used to be and should be again.


23 posted on 06/30/2005 12:25:32 PM PDT by Alexander Rubin (You make my heart glad by building thus, as if Rome is to be eternal.)
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To: goldstategop

It's no different in Canada, specifically eastern Canada, pointedly Ontario, than it is here. The left demonise the conservative right. In fact, there hardly is a difference between NY, LA, and Toronto and other cities in that area, they are highy populated areas of leftwing moonbats; anti religion, anti capitolist, marxists.
We conservatives in North America have to stick together, borders don't matter. Because the moonbats in Canada are in power, and have been for over 12 years now, they provide good insight of what will happen to this country if they were ever to sieze power again. Canada is self destructing quickly, it's only a matter of time now that it breaks apart.


24 posted on 06/30/2005 1:10:21 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: goldstategop
here is an intersting site you may enjoy browsing. Alberta separtism is gaining momentum in leaps and bounds.

http://www.projectalberta.com/

See also this Canadian FR like sister site:

http://www.freedominion.ca/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=40677&

25 posted on 06/30/2005 1:16:48 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Alexander Rubin
"It is time organizations and institutions acknowledge the reality of racism,"

IN OTHER WORDS: It is time for all organizations and institutions to admit they are guilty of all racial policies and practices, as we " THE ANOITED" choose to define them.

People of the free World SUBMITT!

IT IS FUTILE TO RESIST THE ANOINTED.

26 posted on 06/30/2005 8:41:18 PM PDT by Hillarys nightmare (So Proud to be living in "Jesus Land" ! Don't you wish everyone did?)
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To: Hillarys nightmare
You will be assimilated....
27 posted on 06/30/2005 9:00:43 PM PDT by JoJo Gunn (Help control the Leftist population. Have them spayed or neutered. )
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