Category Archives: White Privilege

2010 ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum hears Caledonia’s pain

UPDATED May 12/10 — 2010 New Directions in Aboriginal Policy forum, Mount Royal University, Calgary, May 05/10: (L-R) Mark Vandermaas (Caledonia Victims Project); Gary McHale (Canadian Advocates for Charter Equality); Ron Bourgeault (University of Regina); Dr. Miriam Carey (Chair, Panel II); Wes Elliott (Six Nations, not visible)Gary McHale and I have returned from Calgary. The ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum at Mount Royal University was a fabulous success at many levels thanks to great speakers, important networking, the fact that Caledonia’s voice was heard loudly and clearly, and especially because the university stood firm against those trying to infringe on academic freedom.  

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Native militants & CUPE try to intimidate Mount Royal University into silence re Caledonia

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Six Nations militants and their CUPE-organized supporters have begun yet another smear campaign against Gary McHale and Mark Vandermaas – this time via an online petition directed at intimidating Mount Royal University into not allowing the voices of Caledonia victims to be heard at the upcoming ‘New Directions in Aboriginal Policy’ forum organized by Dr. Frances Widdowson on May 05/10 in Calgary.       

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PREVIEW: 27 Questions re “White Privilege” doctrine in Caledonia

Background to ‘27 Questions re White Privilege in Caledonia’  

This article attempts to provide an answer to the bewildering question of why so many of Ontario’s politicians; intellectual elites; social activists; journalists; and advocacy groups (such as the Canadian Civil Liberties Association) turned a blind eye to the suffering of non-Native victims in Caledonia. 

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U.S. Supreme Court: race-based decision-making vs. whites unlawful

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In a decision just released on June 29/09 the U.S. Supreme Court (photo, R) has decided that race-based discrimination is illegal – even when the victims have white skin.

The Court has made clear that no matter how well-intentioned the discrimination might be, it is still illegal.

Ricci v. DeStefano could have an impact on Canadian jurisprudence, not only in the area of employment law, but also for victims of illegal Race-Based Policing practices during land claim disputes. 

White & Hispanic firefighters rejected for promotion because of race

Frank Ricci and sixteen other white firefighters and one Hispanic sued the City of New Haven, Connecticut for racial discrimination after the city threw out the results of examination results that would have seen them at the front of the line for promotions.

The “belief that citizens should be reduced to racial statistics is flawed,” Ricci told the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

“It only divides people who don’t wish to be divided along racial lines. The very reason we have civil service rules is to root out politics, discrimination and nepotism. Our case demonstrates that these ills will exist if the rules of merit and the law are not followed.” Watch firefighters testify »

Ricci also criticized Sotomayor’s 2nd Circuit for disposing of the case in an “unsigned, unpublished summary order that consisted of a single paragraph.”

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Ricci was one of several witnesses who testified both for and against Sotomayor.

Linda Chavez, head of the conservative Center for Equal Opportunity, which opposes affirmative action, argued that “it is clear” from Sotomayor’s record “that she has drunk deep from the well of identity politics.” It is impossible for Sotomayor to be a fair judge when she has “shown a willingness to let her policy preferences guide her,” Chavez said.

CNN.com, July 16/09: Firefighter criticizes Sotomayor ruling 

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MUST SEE: Click to watch New Haven firefighters Frank Ricci and Ben Vargas testify at nomination hearing for Judge Sonia Sotomayor re racial discrimination against them, ruled illegal by Supreme Court on June 29/09. July 16/09 (6:15)

MUST SEE: CNN video: Firefighters Testify

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