March 09, 2019

Latinas in Tech event employs race-based ticket pricing to fight racism!

David MenziesMission Specialist

There was a networking event in Toronto the other day called "Latinas in Tech" which was to be a panel discussion on the challenges women of colour allegedly encounter in the workplace.

The panel discussion was entitled: “Supporting BIPOC women in the workplace” which according to Google is an acronym for Black Indigenous People of Colour.

If BIPOCs want to get together for a networking event, that’s fine by me, but what caught my eye about this this particular pow wow was the ticket-buying policy. There were different ticket prices for those of different races.

Gracious, where does one begin the analysis?

Putting aside the question of “self-identifying” versus actually being of a certain race, I fail to see how those who want to fight racism can do so when they are actually employing racism in their ticket-buying policy.

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commented 2019-03-11 08:35:07 -0400
With regards to the term BIPOC, I think we can all claim to be “People of Colour”. After all, anthropologists are 100% certain that the first humans evolved in Africa, that ALL human beings were black in those days (roughly 2 million years ago), and that ALL human beings descended from those first humans. Apparently, some of us only got lighter pigmentation much MUCH later, on the order of 30,000 years ago, when our bodies adapted to differing levels of sunlight outside of Africa. I feel that we can all say that we are of African descent and therefore are “People of Colour”. I fully intend to choose that option next time I’m confronted with that question, whether it is on a census form or at a ticket buying queue for a show like Latinas in Tech.

By the way, kudos to Loyalty One for ensuring that people who’d paid for tickets on the basis of their “race” got refunds. I hope this will send a strong and enduring message to all the SJWs trying to apply racist principles under their sponsorship.
commented 2019-03-10 10:55:04 -0400
What connection do the HUMAN Rights Commission have with the new Canadians being imported by Trudeau??? The emphasis, of course, being on ‘Human’……Just joking folks.
commented 2019-03-10 08:09:44 -0400
There was a time when Human Rights Commissions actually provided an honourable and valued service to society. However, It was totally predictable that they would be taken over by far left social justice warriors who serve the continuously aggrieved as well as their own political agendas.
I don’t know if they can be contained and controlled at this point.
commented 2019-03-10 04:43:22 -0400
Obviously illegal as hell, so you’re right Keith and Helen Harvey….
commented 2019-03-10 01:46:15 -0500
I’m sure The Human Rights Commission would be okay with this. Perhaps they will sponsor the next event?
commented 2019-03-09 23:45:54 -0500
98 days with no sign of a hammer falling.
commented 2019-03-09 20:00:34 -0500
The ultimate form of raceism is genocide and the people of darker skin dream and plan for just that. The most evil thing about this is that they are encouraged toward their goal by white skinned men of money who look for cheap labour. They are NWO Marxist.
commented 2019-03-09 18:51:41 -0500
This just goes to show that SJW types can’t reason properly. Treating some people better than others solely for having darker skin is racism. Like George Orwell wrote, some are more equal than others.
commented 2019-03-09 15:11:13 -0500
Stupid is what stupid does !