Wednesday, May 1, 2013

CBC Hiring: 'Any Race Except Caucasian'

The government-funded Canadian Broadcast Corporation placed an ad at Craigslist for a new television host, specifying "any race except Caucasian." Of course, any individual or private group should be allowed to associate with only those they chose, but for a government agency that supposedly "represents all Canadians," they apparently represent some races more so than others. 80% of Canadians are classified as white. If they really wanted a cultural mix perhaps they could have advertised for someone from the Atikamekw people of southwestern Quebec, who speak, not surprisingly, Atikamekw.

It would perhaps be a big hit for English and French speaking Canadians to get their government funded television broadcasts in Atikamekw.

(ht Walter Block)

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