Ontario Network for Human Rights

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.

13 Years of Online Advocacy, Voice and Visibility for Anti-Discrimination, Equity and Social Justice

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.

Racism in Canada - Darker the skin, less you fit
Racism still with us
Staffing is Anything But Inclusive at City Hall in Diverse Toronto
Racism 'starts in the school system and it ends in prison'
Losing anti-black hate crime battle
Study exposes tolerance of racism
Taking a Stand Against Racism
The Bicentenary of the Abolition of the British Slave Trade - A Canadian Perspective
Ontario Legislative Assembly MPP Candidate Nerene Virgin Offended by Racist Labelling by Writer | Public Reaction | Condemns Racially Offensive Language
Professional Hockey Player Brandon Nolan, Racially Profiled | Harassed and Initially Denied Entry to His Own Country by Canadian Border Officials | Rappers Also Allege Denied Entry at Canadian Border
Ghetto Dude Slur Still Haunts Victim of Racial Profiling in the Labour Market | Enthrenched Racial Bias | Canadian Racism II: Black Student Candidate to get Apology for "Ghetto Dude" Slur | Canadian Racism: 'Ghetto dude' email sent by mistake to Black Student Candidate | Partial Transcript
Video Commentary: Chilean Players and Toronto Police | and Soccer Clash Fallout | LACAR
Helping Boys Learn to Be Men
If Youth Learn Violence, They Will Live Violently
Hip Hop Culture's Identity Crisis
Colour New Millennium Green
Slavery's Long Destructive Legacy
A Safe Place for Pedestrians
Local Solutions to Local Issues
Diversity in the Black Diaspora
Character, not colour, matters
In Light of the Festive Season
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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Created on August 16, 1996. Most recently updated on July 17, 2009