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Scary Word: Segregation

By Joe Ingino

“I live a dream in a nightmare world”

In order to break down the cultural barriers the Canadian government introduced multiculturalism. A great idea on paper... and as always it got blown out of proportion.
Why is it that anything social that is started for the good always ends up the same as that of which it was set out to defeat.
The feminine movement. A great cause only to end up being used as a political tool against men. Turning upside dow social norms and rules in order to accommodate what was deemed a bias system of dealing with sexes in society.
The Martin Luther King movement. A great cause all to bring equality to blacks and all people of color. Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Christian minister and activist who became the most visible spokesperson and leader in the civil rights movement from 1955 until his assassination in 1968.
Today, Martin Luther King in my opinion memory is being tarnished as equality has now turned to inequality.
During this Halloween season we are quick to be frighten by make believe entities. A season to let your hair down and be silly.
Well, as a society we can’t get any more foolish in our quest to equality. All colors fought hard to eliminate segregation and in turn we achieved it only to now have overturned and primarily people of no-color to be segregated. What is wrong with humanity. Can we this confused.
By definition - Segregation: the action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things or being set apart. the enforced separation of different racial groups in a country, community, or establishment. "an official policy of racial segregation".
This week I received a very disturbing news released that proves my point. My first thought was how blinded are we that we do not see how prejudice good intentions can become. How they are segregating people of no color.... This includes Asians, South Americans, and most of europe genetic pool by people of color. IS THIS RIGHT?
The press release read:
The Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce Announces National Grants Program in Support of Black-owned Businesses with Facebook Canada
TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2020 /CNW/ - To mark Black Business Week 2020 in Canada, the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce (CBCC) is pleased to announce their newest initiative with Facebook Canada to assist Black Entrepreneurs who have been adversely impacted by COVID-19. Facebook Canada is contributing $500,000 in funding to the Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce in support of their new grants program to assist Black-owned business. This national grants program is available via online application to eligible candidates from the CBCC membership and the Black community. CBCC President, Andria Barrett, launched the program at a live fireside chat this morning with Garrick Tiplady, Managing Director of Facebook Canada, as part of C2 Online.
"We are thrilled to partner with Facebook Canada to support Black Canadian Entrepreneurs and their social media presence during this unprecedented time. With these grants, we can strengthen Black Entrepreneur's online reach and capacity. Having this announcement in the midst of a Black Business Week which coincides with a difficult time for Black communities, underscores our intentions toward positive economic solutions for Black Canadians, and to the overall Canadian economy." Andria Barrett, President, Canadian Black Chamber of Commerce.
First question: why is there a need for BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE? Does this imply that if I am white I need not apply? Do they allow non black membership?
Secondly: Are we to assume that Facebook Canada is racist? As we already know that FB practices censorship and or plays political favorites to friends and contributors.
Thirdly: By the statement above are we to assume that normal Chamber of Commerce's are all white? Are we to assume that the need for a Black Chamber that non-blacks have some sort of special status that is not being addressed by regular chambers.
Is free enterprise not about working hard. Not about government interventions in subsidies? Is FB acting as a government entity shrouded in the plight to assist one racial group over another in the name of COVID relief?
By definition - Free enterprise is a type of economy where products, prices, and services are determined by the market, not the government. It's capitalism, not communism. Things that are free are unconstrained, and a business is an enterprise. So, free enterprise refers to an economy where businesses are free from government control and or external manipulation.
We can’t never be considered to be equal as long as we have this type of prejudice in our societies. FB is clearly prejudice and backing a chamber that by it’s name practices segregation against those they try to force acceptance from they cry segregation from. Prejudice or Not?