The Ontario Network for Human Rights was started in 1996 as a support group for racialized people in Canada who were facing racial profiling, abuse of their rights, employment discrimination, housing discrimination, refusal of service based on race, denial of freedom from discrimination and violation of their citizenship rights as Canadians. It is now an online resource related to human rights and racism in Canada. This website was created in 1996 by Gary Pieters, an educator and community organizer who 13 years later remains disappointed and saddened by the extent and salience of everday racism. As the Human Rights Chief Barbara Hall recently stated, the laws on the books do not reflect the lived reality for many. This is leading to a prosperity and quality of life gap that is disproportionate. Yahoo Geocities is closing down the Geocities web hosting service in October. If I do not find a willing host for this free website, then the Ontario Network for Human RIghts site will also be gone as well! Please let me know how you can help to keep this site online.
Yahoo Geocities is closing down the Geocities web hosting service in October. If I do not find a willing host for this free website, then the Ontario Network for Human RIghts site will also be gone as well! Please let me know how you can help to keep this site online.
The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our blood streams - Maya Angelou
The message to young black men by the government is to become all you can be by participating fully in main stream society. Mr. Reid did that and the below article is the result. Society cannot have it both ways. They cannot condemn the violence of young black men while using their position of power to abuse young black men. It is difficult to have sympathy and compassion for a society that crushes black people and then penalizes them for not being able to stand up under the weight. - Calvin Lawrence commenting on the "Ghetto Dude" slur by a staff of the office of the Premier of Ontario
|Obama to NAACP: “Make no mistake: The pain of discrimination is still felt in America,” |
Website Editor's Note: One of President Barack Obama's best and most inspirational speeches I have heard. It is recommended listening for schools, offices, institutions, homes, community events, athletes and audiences of every station and walks of life ....everywhere -Gary Pieters, M.Ed.
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||Report of the Independent Committee of Inquiry into Alleged Discrimination against Dr. Kin-Yip Chun at the University of Toronto|| 2007 Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade in Africans to Canada, the US, Europe and the Caribbean || Stephen Lewis Report on Racism in Ontario to the Premier --- Summer 1992|| Disproportionate Impact, the Safe Schools Act and Racial Profiling in Schools|| Hidden Discrimination and Polite Racism in the Workplace || Many Young Immigrants Are Hitting a Wall of Racism and Bigotry in Canada || Toronto is Rapidly Becoming Segregated Along Racial, Ethnic, Social and Economic lines || Criminalization of Anti-Homelessness Advocacy in Toronto || High-Rise Ghettos Perpetuate Race-Based Urban Slums in Toronto | Video Commentary || Canada is Not Nearly as Integrated as We Like to Think|| Eliminating Racism: Linking Local and Global Strategies for Change || Anti-racism Poster Unveiled at Bloor/Yonge Subway Station || Ontario Woman Jailed in Halifax for Racist Threats Against Black Clergy|| Racial Minority Students and Educators Face Negative Environment || Everyday Racism Everyday|| Human Rights Issues in Canada|| Racism and Health|| Microsoft Hit With Race-Bias Class Action Lawsuit || Coca Cola Faces Racial Discrimination Lawsuit ||Articles and Reports on Racism at Texaco|| Eatons Human Rights Case Archives |
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