August 07, 2015

Will the white members of McMaster’s CUPE local resign to protest Canada’s white supremacist society?

Blazing CatfurRebel Blogger
 

A reader forwarded me an email sent by CUPE Local 3906 to all graduate student teaching assistants at McMaster.

One action item announced a recruiting drive by Black, Brown and Red Lives Matter  AKA – BBRLM. (NB. BBRLM is currently housed under OPIRG McMaster.)

Black, Brown and Red Lives Matter (BBRLM)
BBRLM is recruiting people to join their Steering Committee. Being part of the Committee is to join a team of wonderful and dedicated comrades in the struggle for racial equity and anti-oppression.  Their struggle currently revolves around the epidemic racial and class bias in policing, and policing practices that encroach upon and dismiss our rights under the Charter of Rights and Freedom. To be clear, they are neither against the police nor blind to the broader political, economical, and social context that are the backdrop setting the role of policing in a neoliberal-capitalisticcolonial, and white supremacy racist society. What BBRLM offers is an avenue for organizing and mobilizing against racism and articulating and working towards community empowerment.

BBRLM is at this moment recruiting Indigenous and Black women to join their team. They strive to have racial and gender diversity in our Committee. Having an understanding of anti-oppression or anti-racist principles would be valuable. Tasks of Committee members vary per action plan items, and will be elaborated upon after recruitment.

For more information, please visit:

www.bbrlm.wordpress.com

Well I must say I am thankful that CUPE Local 3906 has enlightened me to the fact that Canada is a veritable cesspool of oppression being a neoliberal-capitalistic colonial white supremacy racist society and all. As the possessor of magical white skin myself I was moved to contact CUPE Local 3906 directly and express my solidarity with BBRLM.

Boy was I shocked when I looked up their Twitter account.  Take a look at that group photo! They’re 80% White Oppressors and the few visible “people of colour” have no doubt internalized the White Man’s Racism!!

I’m certain they’ll all resign en masse once this glaring example of white privilege and hypocrisy is pointed out to them!  Won’t they? Hope they get that all gender washroom thing sorted out.

Below is a copy of CUPE 3906 email sent to my attention.

 

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commented 2015-08-08 20:47:51 -0400
Isn’t Toronto’s police chief a black man in favour of carding?
commented 2015-08-08 20:25:33 -0400
So—-how is this narrative supposed to go ? I am WHITE skinned. I have a great lack of skin pigmentation. I get a sunburn real easily. That is just the way that I was born. Apparently, according to the Youth at Mc Masters – I am a member of the White Supremacist Society. Far out. What do you want me to do ? Apologize for being White ? Maybe ,I should apologize for being a Protestant CHRISTIAN. . Would that make you little simps happy. Hey! I got some news for you Guilt -ridden, moronic ,self-entitled ,immature little idiots. You should really check out Brown people. Especially Arab Muslims. They still embrace Slavery. They kill homosexuals. They rape prepubescent children. They torture people . They want to eradicate the Jews. You are probably correct. White democracies do appear to be supreme. .
commented 2015-08-08 20:12:23 -0400
A question – I am what is classified as a strawberry. Am I therefore technically a red skin? Because when exposed ti the sun, i.e., when I have a sun tan (not only a burn) my skin is red. My eyes are blue though. But it’s skin that matters, right, in addition to coloured lives. Do I belong?

My people were the indigenous Picts of Northern Scotland so … it’s not like we weren’t oppressed. I mean, none of us speaks Brittony any more … And that very oppression is why we immigrated. And when we got here, we were oppressed again because we weren’t allowed to speak the language our first world oppressors made us speak – you know, the Gaelic. We were forced to speak English.

What about the gingers? I mean, aren’t they also red?

What about olive? Black olive? Kalamata olive? Do they qualify?
commented 2015-08-08 10:15:33 -0400
The employees of the university are the real winners. They have easy well paid and secure jobs while most of the universities graduates end up unemployed with a high debt load. Yet another example of public service unions exploiting the taxpayers. So how many of them are going to resign so that the oppressed black, brown and red people can have their jobs?
commented 2015-08-07 22:54:44 -0400
And there you have it.
The vibrant ,self entitled Youth that our Education system is churning out into an unsuspecting naive populace.
commented 2015-08-07 17:00:47 -0400
For shame you honkey crackers…rename the institution McSlave…….:-)