Posts tagged racism
Stephen Harper was a member of the ultra-right-wing Northern Foundation in 1989, … a group that had numerous Neo-Nazi skinheads as organizers, as well as a leadership that included a well-known white supremacist and anti-feminist crusader as a prominent leader that sought to take over the mass-media to enable the fulfillment of a right wing agenda.
A recent public opinion poll on Aboriginal issues revealed some disturbing, but not surprising results—at least for Aboriginal people: two thirds of those polled believe that Aboriginal peoples receive too much support from Canadian taxpayers; two thirds believe that Aboriginal peoples are treated well by the federal government (74% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba); and 60% nationally believe that most of the problems faced by native peoples are brought on by themselves (76% in Saskatchewan and Manitoba). IPOS Reid, the market research company that conducted the survey, should have done another poll, one that asked a simple question: Why do the majority of Canadians know so little about their own history? The recent poll demonstrates just how ignorant and uneducated many Canadians are when it comes to understanding Aboriginal peoples, and especially understanding the meaning of Aboriginal rights.
Why I Support Idle No More, by Linda Goyette
I am no longer a journalist, and I do not seek a bully pulpit on any topic, but tonight I want to explain to my family and friends why I give my unqualified support to the Idle No More movement as a Canadian citizen.
I am becoming more and more concerned about the harsh backlash among non-aboriginal Canadians against this peaceful protest movement. I’m not talking exclusively about virulent racial bigotry and hate speech, although it exists in dark places, but more about the willful denial of reality, the blindness to injustice, among many decent people.