Canada's confused Prime Minister S. Harper. It doesn't matter where on this globe you are from, as long as you have black skin you get to not only discriminate everyone else, you get to glorify it even with the support of Canada's Prime Minister! February is being abused to glorify discrimination against everyone for simply not having black skin and the Prime Minister is supporting this mockery. The very same Prime Minister stated back on March 21 2013:
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 21, 2013
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement on the occasion of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:
“On this day, I encourage all Canadians to fight against racial and ethnic discrimination whenever and wherever it occurs.
“We as a country do not tolerate any form of discrimination, and recognize the very real societal and economic damage that these attitudes cause to communities, families and individuals.
“The diversity that exists in Canada is something we cherish, for our nation has been greatly enriched by over 200 cultures that make up our country. Indeed, our reputation as a free and just country depends on our stance against practices such as racial discrimination, and we must always work hard to live up to that reputation.
“To this end, our Government will continue to work at home and abroad with our partners to combat racial and ethnic discrimination in all its manifestations.”
Then he turns around and states this rubbish Feb 1 2014:
Statement by the Prime Minister of Canada on Black History Month
February 1, 2014
Prime Minister Stephen Harper today issued the following statement marking Black History Month:
“February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on the history of a community whose legacy can be traced back to the origins of our country. Black History Month is also an opportunity to recognize the accomplishments of people of African and Caribbean descent who, throughout our history, have distinguished themselves by their commitment to making Canada the culturally diverse, free, prosperous and proud nation it is today.
“Under this year’s theme, “Proud of Our History”, we celebrate the achievements of black Canadians who helped build and define our great country.
“As we prepare this year to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First World War and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of the Second World War, we remember and pay tribute to the black Canadians who bravely served our country.
“During Black History Month this year, our Government will also be highlighting the historical importance of two black communities: Africville in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and Hogan's Alley in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canada Post is issuing new stamps throughout the month to honour these communities.
“This month, I encourage all Canadians to learn more about the important role that black Canadians have played, and continue to play, in building our great country and shaping our national identity, and to participate in the events and activities taking place to mark this important part of our heritage.”
you can find his statements on his official site. http://www.pm.gc.ca/eng
So much for "International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.
Do you support this racist Black History Month?
Yes Black History Month should continue because it's ok to discriminate as long as you have black skin.
No Black History Month is racist and makes a complete mockery of our every anti discrimination effort.
David Jeffrey Spetch
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