Saturday, September 11, 2010

Racial Hogtown Divide

Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
Ward A, Edmonton Public School Trustee Candidate
15902-100A Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5P 0L8

September XIth, MMX

Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud

Dear David:

An interesting case on Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News: "The National With Peter Mansbridge" last night. In Toronto an all black or African-Canadian school is now in its second year of operation. While I support minority & ethnic rights, I do not feel comfortable starting a reverse of the United States desegregation of schools. African-Canadians want tolerance & undertanding, but here the school board screwed up. XXXIVth (34th) United States President Harry S. Truman, XXXVth (35th) US President John F. Kennedy, & XXXVIth (36th) US President Lyndon B. Johnson (a teacher by trade) all signed Executive Orders desegregating schools & Johnson brought in the Civil Rights Act that Kennedy was assassinated over making African-Americans equal.

In a time when we are supposed to be going forward with racial equality & desegregation & the stopping of bigotry, why are we letting minority groups introduce these racist policy's to favour the African Canadian race over any other skin tone? Its not the MCMXL's (1940's), MCML's (1950's), or MCMLX's (1960's) anymore!



Source: Greater Toronto Public Schools.

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