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DISGUSTING: Casting Call For CBC Job Says Whites Need Not Apply

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By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  An independent casting company is looking to recruit a CBC Kids Host of “any race except Caucasian”.  The company, Larissa Mair Casting & Associates, has since deleted the offensive Craigslist call, but here’s a screenshot:   A screenshot with more details can be viewed here. What’s this? Corrective racism?

NOT Offended By Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s “Accidental Racist” Lyrics

Brad Paisley and LL Cool J

By: Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive:  Last week “Accidental Racist”, the new duet by country singer Brad Paisley and rapper LL Cool J made a lot of people uncomfortable. Angry even. It caused an online backlash. A pop music critic with the Toronto Star said: ‘Accidental Racist’ makes Brad Paisley and LL Cool J an accidental viral laughingstock.… Read More

Lisa Lampanelli Goes “My Nigga” and “Beyotch” About Lena Dunham

This is how Lisa Lampanelli, the self-anointed Queen of Mean, described the following photo of herself with Lena Dunham, the creator of GIRLS: “Me with my nigga @LenaDunham of @HBOGirls – I love this beyotch!!” Your take? Racist? Sexist? The Canadian Progressive recommends: RCMP’s Misogynistic Response to Galliford Sexual Harassment Claim This Global Violence Against Women… Read More

Human Rights Watch report confirms sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women

By Canadian Association of Sexual Assault Centres | Feb. 18, 2013: “This (Human Rights Watch) report confirms frontline evidence of sexist and racist violence endured by Aboriginal women. Frontline centers have recorded and protested this violence over many years,” says Lee Lakeman for CASAC. Since 2001 CASAC has been focusing particular attention on these issues as a crisis… Read More

Black hockey players, aboriginals, gays nixed from Canada’s new bills

Whitewashed Bank of Canada $100 Bill

“The Bank of Canada considered celebrating gay marriages, black hockey players, and turban-wearing RCMP officers on its new plastic bank notes” By Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 11, 2013: And so the Harper Conservative-inspired whitewashing of Canada continues. Last summer, we learned that the Bank of Canada had nixed the image of an Asian-looking female scientist from… Read More

In Canada, Indigenous youth fight for rights of women (VIDEO)

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by Obert Madondo | The Canadian Progressive, Feb. 3, 2013: Andrea Landry, a member of the Anishinaable people and Youth Executive of the National Association of Friendship Centre in Canada, recently attended a meeting for Indigenous youth at the UN Headquarters in New York. In this interview with UNTV Multimedia Producer, Mary Ferreira, Andrea explains how indigenous youth… Read More