February 19, 2016

Left-wing Buzzfeed Canada goes racist, says they're hiring people particularly 'not white and not male'

StaffRebel Columnist

Buzzfeed Canada's senior editor Scaachi Koul has a lot of explaining to do after tweeting that while they were hiring, the company would “particularly like to hear from you if you are not white and not male.”

When Koul received criticism for her Tweets and race-base hiring practices, she proceeded to fight back.

“IF YOU’RE A WHITE MAN UPSET THAT WE ARE LOOKING MOSTLY FOR NON-WHITE NON-MEN I DON’T CARE ABOUT YOU GO WRITE FOR MACLEAN'S,” she said.



Koul added that while white men can pitch reports, she is looking for 'diversity'.

“White men are still permitted to pitch, I will read it, I will consider it. I’m just less interested because, ugh, men,” she said.

“Women, minorities, non-binary, queer, trans*, aboriginal people are still my first priority,” she added.

She then proceeded to go off the deep end...

As of four hours ago, Koul tweeted a picture saying “you owe these pale demons nothing.”

Can you imagine the backlash if a media outlet's senior editor tweeted out that they were mainly looking for white males?

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commented 2016-02-19 20:32:17 -0500
Rae. Allow me, having once been married to one.
There are countless books out there trying to figure out the mindset of a Lefty. None succeeding. Well, until now. They don’t know what they want. They’re miserable, and most important, they’re psychotic. When ppl are all over the map, and there’s nothing one can do to please them, when heck, you can’t even figure out what they want, and they themselves don’t seem to know either, or it changes minute to minute – see this for what it is. It’s a person with psychiatric problems! Like ISIS or Nazi’s. Stop asking – just shoot!!
commented 2016-02-19 20:27:22 -0500
Climate is talking in circles and not saying anything of any importance or sense. That’s what you do when you don’t have a point but are trying to dig yourself out of a hole. He must be friends with Scaahi and pulling a tamer rape threats diversion of ‘free speech’.
commented 2016-02-19 20:26:52 -0500
An attempt to fix all of history say Scaachi.

I find it quite amazing. Extremists always “leave out half the facts”. That their followers don’t see this, is quite intriguing! Essentially, Scaachi has left out all the good things White Males have done, and focused only on the ill. How lopsided. How foolish. How childish! I often write to such feminists and demand that they cease using anything “built” or “invented” by men. Can you list all those things? Starting with say, rule of law, freedom of speech, every form of mass transit, every form of mass communication . . . . . etc etc
commented 2016-02-19 20:25:30 -0500
Why do people that think ‘Left’ feel so Secure in denigrating and insulting White people , Christians and Jews. It is almost as if it is a badge of honour to betray your own beliefs. If we stand up for ourselves —-You have all these nasty little names for us. What do you really want?
commented 2016-02-19 20:18:00 -0500
Climate Fallacy. You skipped over my comment to you. Too frightened to address it? Everything you’ve written is wrong under our laws. Has nothing to so with Free Speech. You’re extremely ignorant on the subject of labour laws and hiring practices in Canada! You should stop now!
commented 2016-02-19 20:09:46 -0500
Buzzfeed is not a place I would ever want to work, nor do I read much of their content, so I think this is much ado about nothing. This individual seems to be a bit of an icon in her own mind and perhaps fancies herself to be a provocateur. She is getting all the attention she seeks. She knew exactly the response she was going get from those tweets. As to the legality of it, maybe Ezra can interview her about best practices when hiring for diversity LOL. Wouldn’t it be fun to invite her on the Rebel cruise? Let her sit on a panel discussion with Milo. Even better, have her as a guest on Gavin McInnes’ show.
commented 2016-02-19 20:08:53 -0500
I think you’re still missing the point. She is not saying ’I’m so sick of white males’ but tying it directly to her job. I think it’s fair to say that an employer should not openly discriminate. That should be obvious. I’m not trying to censor her opinions that she loathes white guys, I could care less about her out of work lifestyles or opinions on things. Those aren’t my concerns and I’m not debating whether or not she is allowed to have those opinions. But when you are representing yourself in business, specifically hiring someone based on their background and sex, then you are crossing a line that doesn’t just openly reflect poorly on you but your employer. My neighbour could think I’m a cunt and think my place is in the kitchen, good for him I don’t care. But if I go and apply to work for a company he is a hiring manager at, and I don’t get hired then I certainly will care and remember what he said about me.
commented 2016-02-19 19:55:53 -0500
Sarah,

That’s the point of freedom of speech.
Looking at her twitter feed, you can she what she’s passionate about.
And she has a right to feel that way, and express it.
That’s what the bill of rights give us freedom to do.

Now if say, a white male goes in for a job interview and doesn’t get hired, he has a right to dispute that, and she has a right to defend herself.

The evidence of her attitude is a data point in his favor, but it doesn’t guarantee he’ll win.
There are a lot of other factors.
And it also matters who has more money, the better legal team, and other inequalities like that.

But the point still stands, she has a right to say what she wants, but the judgment is hers and hers alone of the consequences or advantages of such words.

Like the the old expression, “Serve me with paper or shut up”.
i.e. Unless you’re going to be the one who sues, you have no right to censor or ban someone’s freedom of speech because you disagree with it or it insults you, or in your ‘armchair’ legal opinion think it’s wrong. But you do have the right to not listen.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-02-19 19:53:08 -0500
Climate Fallacy. While I often enjoy your comments, and you’re usually right, you’re wrong on this one. Even in an advertisement you cannot discriminate as she has so blatantly done. Not even a whiff!

That she’s consumed with hate is obvious. Or is some of that just good old fashioned jealousy??
commented 2016-02-19 19:43:39 -0500
She has created doubt and irresponsibility in her bias against ‘white males’ and thus should not be in a position of hiring people because from now on, every hire will be held to a higher standard and it’s HER that needs to defend if every position she filled was based not on gender or race but rather qualifications. So she’s set up a volatile situation for both herself and Buzzfeed because they will now be under fire for every minority hiring they have in questioning if it was based on bias or based on quality of work. That’s on them, not on the ‘white male’ who’s applying. I doubt a judge has the editorial experience to sift through whether or not certain candidates are journalistically up to par than others. And they shouldn’t have to. Obviously, if someone with no experience applies compared to someone who does then it’s more cut and dry. But what if the person who is hired is fresh out of journalism school and a minority female and the one who wasn’t is a seasoned journalist with a respectable portfolio of work? What if 2 writers with equal experience and quality of work apply and one is a ‘white male’ and the other a minority? She’s now created doubt that if the ‘white male’ wasn’t hired it’s because of his ethnic background and sex. That’s not murky or questionable; that’s blatant.
commented 2016-02-19 19:41:45 -0500
She’s just a bitter narcissistic wench, who needs to grow up! She should apologize to all white men, but her hatred is too deep.
commented 2016-02-19 19:36:14 -0500
She has a long track record of speaking out against her hated white male counterparts. It’s all over Google so this isn’t some random one-off incident. She has a history and pattern of not giving the same weight and attention to males in her Twitter, in her debates, in her articles. So it’d be really interesting to see a history of who she employed and didn’t. I don’t know why you think that tweets like this and behaviour specifically targeting a demographic of people would be hard to prove in court.

All it takes it one white guy to apply and not get hired. Whether or not a company looks to hire diverse employees, they don’t go out of their way to discriminate who they are hiring or not. It’s a subtle back room thing and unfortunately for Ms. Koul, any white male who is rejected by them can easily point at these exchanges as to a motivation of exclusivity in not having a fair shake. Are you even familiar with the Human Rights Tribunal? A lot more frivolous and ridiculous cases see the ‘opressed’ win all the time.

Even pointing to the simple polarization of not feeling welcome to apply let alone be considered for a position is covered by the Human Rights Tribunal, so you could base an application to them just on the fact alone that she’s stated that they don’t care about white males and that you’d essentially be tossed to the bottom of the pile just on your gender and race. Are you stupid?
commented 2016-02-19 19:24:49 -0500
Sarah,

That has nothing to do with the freedom of speech of one’s belief.
She can say what she wants. You or nobody else can stop her.

It is a separate issue if she actually hires someone and it is ruled in a court that she did an unlawful act.
However, the actually hiring of a non-white male might actually be the most qualified person.
Then it’s lawful.
Just because she says she prefers a non-white is irrelevant.

eg…
I may prefer a female as a secretary.
You would have to prove that I didn’t hire on merit.
If you can’t, there’s nothing you can do about it.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-02-19 19:18:17 -0500
She will probably get a raise and a promotion for all the hits on Buzzfeed. Good thing she already has a job, because after reading all her tweets, I can’t imagine anyone would ever hire her. Stay classy, little girl!
commented 2016-02-19 19:07:26 -0500
Why doesn’t she tell us how she REALLY feels? What a C U Next Tuesday…
commented 2016-02-19 19:01:44 -0500
CLIMATEFALLACY

And what would be her legal defense to particularly pointing out she won’t hire white males and that she doesn’t give a shit about them? Give it up, you’re rambling and sounding as idiotic as she is. From the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal: "The Code states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, record of offences, marital status, family status or disability.

The right to “equal treatment with respect to employment” covers every aspect of the workplace environment and employment relationship, including job applications, recruitment, training, transfers, promotions, apprenticeship terms, dismissal and layoffs. It also covers rate of pay, overtime, hours of work, holidays, benefits, shift work, discipline and performance evaluations. "

So tell me, where is this entitled princess in the right?
commented 2016-02-19 18:55:58 -0500
I was fine until she said go write for Macleans, now that’s hitting below the belt. Feminists don’t speak for women, at least the women i know.
commented 2016-02-19 18:54:49 -0500
Sarah Howard,
With every right comes a responsibility.
That’s her free decision to deal with consequences if they come her way.
For example, as Fiona Lang expressed, the right of others to not listen.

But she also has a right to fight for her belief and actions, and it trumps the decrying for censorship of whining SJWers.

Freedom of speech is absolute, except for a subset of codified exceptions.
i.e. if there is no explicit law against it, you can do it.

Others have the freedom to take explicit legal action.
And she has the freedom to vigorously defend herself.

She may win, and if she does, more power to her.
It has zero to do of, if I agree with her or not.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-02-19 18:36:16 -0500
Sue. This is blatant discrimination. She has absolutely no credibility nor the pathetic company she works for.
commented 2016-02-19 18:32:17 -0500
I will not read this Buzz Fed blog anyone. I do not need people telling me because I am a white Canadian my perspective does not matter. I am a woman but will support my white brothers, they also bring a lot to the table. Racism is racism, and last time I looked around in Toronto White people are now the minority.
commented 2016-02-19 18:12:38 -0500
@sean penson

That’s a great message to send out. You have immunity from discriminating because of the past that has nothing to do with you or me? Don’t think things work like that,. You don’t get a free pass to say whatever you want regardless of your race or gender, nor does any particular demographic deserve it. Stop making excuses for one of the countries most annoying, obnoxious and ignorant drunks in the media please.
commented 2016-02-19 18:07:39 -0500
Wow, I strictly hire the best available / most qualified… just by coincidence, staff matches society’s gender and ethnic proportions…. but these tweets have made me think it’s time to screen non-whites for racism and females for sexism.
commented 2016-02-19 18:06:04 -0500
It’s not racism if it’s against a white male. A non-make, depending upon his/her/it’s non-maleness, would or wouldn’t be racist either. White males have vigorously oppressed non-males of colour for centuries
commented 2016-02-19 17:48:35 -0500
@climatefallacy

Except she attached her free speech to her hiring criteria of a multi national company to which she is an editor. It was directly about Buzzfeed, not whatever hyper feminism radicalism she spews in her own sh!tty life. This woman tainted Buzzfeed as against white males with no foresight as to the consequences and is trying to blame others for calling her discrimination out. Apparently you lack foresight yourself as to why that’d cause issues.
commented 2016-02-19 17:39:03 -0500
It goes without saying that if a man did the same thing, feminist would hound him until he lost his job, lost his family and committed suicide, well maybe not the last two but you get the point.
Not that it makes any difference to me and i know nothing about her but her “ugh, men” tells me she is a Lesbian,that is an observation and not a judgment, but her bias is in effect in her hiring practices.
She should not be allowed to hire anyone, she is not objective and her emotions are driving her hiring preferences .
She evokes the usual reaction from me when women act like this and that is what a silly woman she is, not at all profession ,not that she gives a crap ,that is obvious by her sexist attitudes, it just annoys me they think they can talk like this and get away with it, normal stuff for people like that
commented 2016-02-19 17:38:20 -0500
But don’t you people understand? It is not racism if it is against white men. It’s justice! Or so the politically correct narrative goes, in any case.
commented 2016-02-19 17:26:07 -0500
That’s just BEGGING for someone to sue. Who wants to get rich?

It would look so bad on the progressive movement were the court case to be lost, that it should be pretty easy to find some deep pocketed conservatives to back the case, or perhaps a lawyer who would take it on for a cut.
commented 2016-02-19 17:24:53 -0500
I’m definitely not with you guys politically, and am supportive of limited affirmative action, this is outrageous. She tries to word it like she’s not breaking the law, but given the statements she made, her prejudice in the hiring process could hardly stand up to legal scrutiny.

For once, I’m with you guys. Any way to make a court case of this? You need a defendant.
commented 2016-02-19 17:23:24 -0500
Remember, she has a right to say what she wants.

It’s called freedom of speech.

It’s got nothing to do with if you agree with it or not, or are disgusted, appalled, or insulted by it.

As for legal issues, that’s between the lawyers to decide; not Social Justice Warriors.

@climatefallacy
commented 2016-02-19 17:21:34 -0500
Hmmph. Is anyone else protesting besides white guys? I doubt it. That hurts more. I’d boycott her but I could care less about her actual business and more about the media/cops not having issues with the blatant racism.