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(Toronto Star)   Black heritage group hires white fundraiser. Black heritage group fires white fundraiser. White fundraiser promptly sues for, wait for it, racial discrimination   (thestar.com) divider line 118
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2011-09-22 10:35:40 AM  
Sounds like she was up to shenanigans in the past.
 
2011-09-22 10:37:08 AM  
Oh yeah, well if a white heritage group hired a black fundraiser and then ordered Chinese for their meeting, well, then I think it's pretty obvious what the libs in the media would say.
 
2011-09-22 10:37:11 AM  
And they were right to sue. Assuming that there was no reason other than the fact that a black group having a white fundraiser looks bad.
 
2011-09-22 10:37:31 AM  
This sounds a lot more like "we're pretty sure you're skimming funds but can't prove it, so we're firing your ass". Hence the firing without cause.
 
2011-09-22 10:37:36 AM  
So she never went back?
 
2011-09-22 10:39:45 AM  
Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.
 
2011-09-22 10:40:54 AM  

sirgrim: So she never went back?


Took the words out of my mouth keyboard.

Well done.
 
2011-09-22 10:42:11 AM  
The problem with these kinds of situations is that they're never just black and white.
 
2011-09-22 10:42:53 AM  

Masso: Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.


FTA: "Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.

Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community.
"


U B fired.
 
2011-09-22 10:43:20 AM  
Hey subby, TFA doesn't say anywhere that she's suing, just that she's planning to talk to a lawyer.
 
2011-09-22 10:44:13 AM  
A white Anglican minister is no longer employed as executive director of a group that aims to redress the destruction of a Halifax black community in the 1960s following a furor over her hiring.

There was a riot in the 1960's because she was hired?

Editing, how the F does it work?
 
2011-09-22 10:44:13 AM  
White people problems.

/pinkish hue
/thick lustrous hair
 
2011-09-22 10:44:20 AM  
www.bartcop.com

Where that white woman at?
 
2011-09-22 10:44:41 AM  

docmattic: The problem with these kinds of situations is that they're never just black and white.


AH AH I...see what you did there!
 
2011-09-22 10:44:44 AM  
Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.


I was all ready to come in and show how not-racist I am by supporting her lawsuit, but not anymore. I need more information.


Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.
Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community.



Sir, this is a terrible reason to do anything. If a white person said this, we'd be ready to string them up. The fight for equality is not just a fight for more black people in positions. Its the fight to give more black people an equal opportunity to get into a position. If they failed to adequately post the position, it didn't just hurt black people. It was a slight to all qualified people, regardless of race.
 
2011-09-22 10:45:17 AM  
Black people.
WTF is their deal?
You know what I mean.
 
2011-09-22 10:45:57 AM  

fireclown: And they were right to sue. Assuming that there was no reason other than the fact that a black group having a white fundraiser looks bad.


FTFA:

Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.

Maybe they got some concrete information about these allegations. Or maybe it's a convenient excuse. I hate, hate, hate, the argument for "reverse" discrimination, but in this case a judge probably needs to sort this one out.
 
2011-09-22 10:46:04 AM  

Amos Quito: Masso: Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.

FTA: "Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.

Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community."


U B fired.


In the end, she was hired.
 
2011-09-22 10:47:22 AM  

Amos Quito:

U B fired.



Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.
 
2011-09-22 10:48:12 AM  
Silly people. Only white people can be racist. It is impossible for any other pathetic group to be racist.
 
2011-09-22 10:48:43 AM  

TuesdayClub: sirgrim: So she never went back?

Took the words out of my mouth keyboard.

Well done.


Applause. Because you totally deserve it.
 
2011-09-22 10:50:33 AM  
Michael: Okay, Kevin. You can take that off that thing, OK? That would really, really have shown him up, wouldn't it? If I'd brought in some burritos or some colored greens. Or some pad Thai. I love pad Thai.
Stanley: It's collard greens.
Michael: What?
Stanley: It's collard greens.
Michael: That doesn't really make sense. Because you don't call them collared people, that's offensive.
[Stanley rolls his eyes]
 
2011-09-22 10:51:13 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.


Don't forget to wash it down with some grape soda
 
2011-09-22 10:51:30 AM  
This is a local story.

This woman should be doing what she's doing. This is racial discrimination plain and simple. These folks are upset that a white person holds the job even though she's qualified for it. And don't even start on the suggestion she has a questionable past. I mean, what are we discussing here? Don't make me say it.

I hope she has a successful suit and manages to shine a light on the fact that racism is perpetuated by those who wish to play the victim and keep racism in the headlines. The Black's aren't the victim here. Their ignorance cost someone her job. The whole project should be scrapped in light of this shameful behavior and they should be held accountable by being placed on the hook for every government dime put into it.
 
2011-09-22 10:53:02 AM  
This can't be true, Spike Lee movies taught me only Italians are racists.
 
2011-09-22 10:53:03 AM  
In other news, there are Attractive and Successful African-Canadians in Halifax. Who knew?
 
2011-09-22 10:54:23 AM  
This just in, BLACK PEOPLE ARE KEEPING WHITE PEOPLE RACIST.
 
2011-09-22 10:54:50 AM  

jfivealive: DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.

Don't forget to wash it down with some grape soda


The funny thing is, I really am having fried chicken for lunch today. Eating my leftovers from last night. And I think I might hit the vending machine for a grape soda. Had one yesterday.

/oh, and I have a large penis
//stereotypes are true, sometimes
 
2011-09-22 10:55:09 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: In other news, there are Attractive and Successful African-Canadians in Halifax. Who knew?


Haven't you heard of Poutine-tang?
 
2011-09-22 10:55:52 AM  

Masso: Amos Quito: Masso: Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.

FTA: "Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.

Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community."


U B fired.

In the end, she was hired.



Apparently the biatching came after she was hired.
 
2011-09-22 10:56:41 AM  

TheShavingofOccam123: StoneColdAtheist: In other news, there are Attractive and Successful African-Canadians in Halifax. Who knew?

Haven't you heard of Poutine-tang?


Oatmeal on the monitor is hard to clean off, you bastard! :)
 
2011-09-22 10:57:01 AM  
"Where I come from, and everywhere in this country, it is against the law to discriminate against someone on the basis of the colour of their skin, and also on the basis of allegations against them that have never been proven in a court of law," she said.

Unless the color of your skin is white. Then it's ok.
 
2011-09-22 10:58:46 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English.



t0.gstatic.com

DROxINxTHExWIND: You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.



Better the chicken than the fish.
 
2011-09-22 10:59:12 AM  
Lots of race problems floating around lately.

CSS time:
When I was little my mom would sometimes threaten to beat me (read: give me a spanking but that sounds sounds so weak) even though I hadn't done anything wrong. Her reason: you haven't had one in a while.

Maybe we should have a good ole race war so we can purge the ill feelings that've had time since Rodney King to stew. Like Mr. and Mrs. Smith, a good knockdown drag out fight so we can get back to the sexy peace times afterward.

/mom was a biatch sometimes
//but she kept me honest
 
2011-09-22 10:59:17 AM  
It may be that racial equality will come via a careful and considered approach to the discrimination of all others outside one's own ethnic group. In this way we can all be equally oppressed and offended by one another and thusly truly be equals.
 
2011-09-22 11:00:46 AM  

Amos Quito: Masso: Amos Quito: Masso: Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.

FTA: "Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.

Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community."


U B fired.

In the end, she was hired.


Apparently the biatching came after she was hired.


Well there was also this FTA:
Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.

Sounds like she couldn't be trusted after they found out about her past history.
 
2011-09-22 11:00:47 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.


I was all ready to come in and show how not-racist I am by supporting her lawsuit, but not anymore. I need more information.


Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.
Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community.


Sir, this is a terrible reason to do anything. If a white person said this, we'd be ready to string them up. The fight for equality is not just a fight for more black people in positions. Its the fight to give more black people an equal opportunity to get into a position. If they failed to adequately post the position, it didn't just hurt black people. It was a slight to all qualified people, regardless of race.


This.
 
2011-09-22 11:01:31 AM  

StoneColdAtheist: TheShavingofOccam123: StoneColdAtheist: In other news, there are Attractive and Successful African-Canadians in Halifax. Who knew?

Haven't you heard of Poutine-tang?

Oatmeal on the monitor is hard to clean off, you bastard! :)


hee hee hee.

my worst ice cold Coke. up the nose and out onto the laptop
 
2011-09-22 11:02:15 AM  
She mad!
 
2011-09-22 11:02:53 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: jfivealive: DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.

Don't forget to wash it down with some grape soda

The funny thing is, I really am having fried chicken for lunch today. Eating my leftovers from last night. And I think I might hit the vending machine for a grape soda. Had one yesterday.

/oh, and I have a large penis
//stereotypes are true, sometimes


Harold: So what are you in here for?
Tarik: For being black.
Harold: Seriously.
Tarik: I am serious. You wanna know what happened. I was walking out of a Barnes & Noble, and a cop stops me. Evidently, a black guy robbed a storein Newark. I told him, "I haven't even been to Newark in months." So he starts beating me with his gun, telling me to stop resisting arrest.
Harold: Holy shiat! What'd you do?
Tarik: I kept saying, "I understand I'm under arrest. Now please stop beating me."
Harold: I don't understand how you can be so calm about all this.
Tarik: Look at me. I'm fat, black, can't dance, and I have two gay fathers. People have been messing with me my whole life. I learned a long time ago there's no sense getting all riled up every time a bunch of idiots give you a hard time. In the end, the universe tends to unfold as it should. Plus I have a really large penis. That keeps me happy.

blogs.suntimes.com
 
2011-09-22 11:03:43 AM  

ha-ha-guy: This sounds a lot more like "we're pretty sure you're skimming funds but can't prove it, so we're firing your ass". Hence the firing without cause.


That was my thought, also.

Alternately, given her past they don't want to take a chance that she's going to do it again.
 
2011-09-22 11:03:46 AM  

Jake Havechek: This can't be true, Spike Lee movies taught me only Italians are racists.



Translation: A black guy made a movie about 20 years ago where there were white people who may have been racist. So, I am a victim.
 
2011-09-22 11:04:45 AM  

Great_Milenko: fireclown: And they were right to sue. Assuming that there was no reason other than the fact that a black group having a white fundraiser looks bad.

FTFA:

Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.

Maybe they got some concrete information about these allegations. Or maybe it's a convenient excuse. I hate, hate, hate, the argument for "reverse" discrimination, but in this case a judge probably needs to sort this one out.


static.thestar.topscms.com
The Star is whipping this up as a racist thing, it's right there in black and white, she has a questionable past !
 
2011-09-22 11:05:41 AM  

ThePastafarian: DROxINxTHExWIND: jfivealive: DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.

Don't forget to wash it down with some grape soda

The funny thing is, I really am having fried chicken for lunch today. Eating my leftovers from last night. And I think I might hit the vending machine for a grape soda. Had one yesterday.

/oh, and I have a large penis
//stereotypes are true, sometimes

Harold: So what are you in here for?
Tarik: For being black.
Harold: Seriously.
Tarik: I am serious. You wanna know what happened. I was walking out of a Barnes & Noble, and a cop stops me. Evidently, a black guy robbed a storein Newark. I told him, "I haven't even been to Newark in months." So he starts beating me with his gun, telling me to stop resisting arrest.
Harold: Holy shiat! What'd you do?
Tarik: I kept saying, "I understand I'm under arrest. Now please stop beating me."
Harold: I don't understand how you can be so calm about all this.
Tarik: Look at me. I'm fat, black, can't dance, and I have two gay fathers. People have been messing with me my whole life. I learned a long time ago there's no sense getting all riled up every time a bunch of idiots give you a hard time. In the end, the universe tends to unfold as it should. Plus I have a really large penis. That keeps me happy.



And a white man who gets a traffic ticket starts advocating "death to all cops" like certain Farkers have a habit of doing.
 
2011-09-22 11:06:17 AM  

Latinwolf: Amos Quito: Masso: Amos Quito: Masso: Sound seriously like the group want to avoid her past scandal rather. If the group was being racist, she wouldn't be hired in the first place.

FTA: "Nixon's hiring prompted a backlash among some members of the black community, including Burnley (Rocky) Jones, a lawyer and human rights activist who called for her dismissal.

Jones argued the job wasn't advertised widely enough and the hiring of a white person ignored the sensitivities of Halifax's black community."


U B fired.

In the end, she was hired.


Apparently the biatching came after she was hired.

Well there was also this FTA:
Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.

Sounds like she couldn't be trusted after they found out about her past history.



I would imagine not - what with her being white and all.


/Yo dawg, I heard allegations that your president was born in Kenya, but he still has his job
//Wassup with that?
 
2011-09-22 11:06:21 AM  

Jack Black 62: Silly people. Only white people can be racist. It is impossible for any other pathetic group to be racist.


i18.photobucket.com

My, my - he's a big one. You sure did kick his ass, though.
 
2011-09-22 11:08:31 AM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: jfivealive: DROxINxTHExWIND: Amos Quito:

U B fired.


Oh, I get it. Black people speak broken English. You know, they eat chicken, too? You should have tried to work that in there.

Don't forget to wash it down with some grape soda

The funny thing is, I really am having fried chicken for lunch today. Eating my leftovers from last night. And I think I might hit the vending machine for a grape soda. Had one yesterday.

/oh, and I have a large penis
//stereotypes are true, sometimes


Made me think of this (new window)
 
2011-09-22 11:09:16 AM  
Nixon was let go a day after some media outlets carried a report that she had left jobs in Ontario and elsewhere in the past amid allegations of spending irregularities.

She was just budgeting nubianrdly.
 
2011-09-22 11:09:37 AM  
There are plenty of blacks in Canada. Many of them moved there via the Underground Railroad prior to and during the Civil War.

You see, some people in the United States thought it was okay to own human beings as long as they were black. Imagine that.

And even free blacks were often kidnapped from the northern United States and sold as escaped slaves.
 
2011-09-22 11:09:54 AM  

Loren: ha-ha-guy: This sounds a lot more like "we're pretty sure you're skimming funds but can't prove it, so we're firing your ass". Hence the firing without cause.

That was my thought, also.

Alternately, given her past they don't want to take a chance that she's going to do it again.


Any lawyer she talks to may also take her past history into consideration since this would be s civil case and all of these allegations could be brought up. She may be advised to not open that can of worms and just drop it before it backfires.
 
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