GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Political correctness rages in Richmond, BC

This is just out-and-out discrimination. It's evil. And, it's wrong.

The Richmond, B.C. fire department is reportedly planning a major overhaul of its hiring policy by populating its ranks exclusively with women and minorities over the next five years.

A two-page leaked internal document stated: "We would see this as an ongoing initiative until the community is aptly represented in the department."

According to the Richmond Review community newspaper, the department has posted internal bulletins in local fire halls instructing all copies of the document be destroyed.

So, no white men to be hired in the next five years. How can anyone justify a policy like that? Shame on Richmond. And, where is the outrage. The only hiring policy should be one on merit.

5 Comments:

Anonymous PhantomObserver said...

Have a look at Richmond's demographic information:

http://www.richmond.ca/__shared/assets/pp_hf_206254.pdf

Roughly 60 percent of the population identifies as a visible minority. Thus it should not be too difficult to recruit from such a population base -- assuming, of course, that they're qualified.

Also, note that white males are not being *fired* from their current positions within the fire department. So advancement and promotion are still possible.

Think of this as a social experiment. It's not like the city's burning to the ground half the year.

1:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

social experiment?!

would it be ok if a company in calgary made it official policy not to hire anyone who isn't white?

hey its just a "social experiment"

discrimination affects all groups. excluding white males, in which case its fine.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Brian in Calgary said...

Political correctness my ass. It's racism, pure and simple.

4:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

White males keep being characterized as superior in every way to women and non-whites, this is just the latest example.

While it's true that white males developed concepts of equality, freedom, democracy, most scientific discoveries, medical advances, exploration, art etc. etc. - that doesn't mean that every individual white male should carry the burden of superiority.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Jesse said...

While it's true that white males developed concepts of equality, freedom, democracy, most scientific discoveries, medical advances, exploration, art etc. etc. - that doesn't mean that every individual white male should carry the burden of superiority.

Haha...

4:25 PM  

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