Doug Ford called racist after creating program to help only Black children & youth

Parents groups have called Doug Ford racist after it was revealed he created a program for only Black children and youth. The Ontario government is investing $6 million over the next three years to help only Black children and youth achieve their educational and career goals by creating the new Student and Family Advocates initiative in Ottawa, Hamilton and the Greater Toronto Area. The Student and Family Advocates initiative is part of Ontario’s $60 million expanded Black Youth Action Plan.

“Our government is committed to helping [only] Black children and youth achieve their full potential. That’s why we are expanding programming under the Black Youth Action Plan and creating community-based initiatives like the Student and Family Advocates,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Children, Community and Social Services.

Creating and funding government program based on skin colour is racist and should be eliminated immediately. What about White, Asian and East Asian children and youth?

https://news.ontario.ca/en/release/60495/ontario-increasing-supports-for-black-students

Trudeau Government tells hundreds of applicants they’re not Black enough for money from the Black community initiative

The Trudeau Government rejected 400 organizations for funding under a program for Black community groups. The reason: these organizations aren’t led by enough Black people or didn’t prove that it is. https://www.thestar.com/politics/federal/2021/01/15/ottawa-tells-hundreds-of-applicants-theyre-not-black-enough-for-money-from-the-black-community-initiative.html

The Black community initiative program in itself is racist since gives preferential treatment to Blacks, while excluding Whites, Asians and Indigenous.

Justin Trudeau recommends putting Blacks ahead of Whites for COVID-19 vaccinations

Many Canadians are outraged, calling Justin Trudeau racist, for recommending that Blacks be prioritized ahead of White Canadians for COVID-19 shots in the second stage of the vaccination campaign. https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/racialized-adults-on-revised-federal-covid-19-vaccination-priority-list-1.5309696

Two racist public health experts in Toronto imply Whites should be last to get COVID-19 vaccinations

Two racist public health experts in Toronto say governments must prioritize Black Canadians and other people of colour against COVID-19 — putting White’s at the back of the line for vaccinations. Akwatu Khenti and Ananya Tina Banerjee made the racist remarks on CBC Radio’s The House. Many Canadians are outraged and are calling for them to resign or be fired. https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thehouse/racialized-canadians-vaccine-priority-1.5911952

Akwatu Khenti is an assistant professor at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health and a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH). Ananya Tina Banerjee, a faculty member at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

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