July 05, 2017

Saskatoon City Hall’s anti-racism billboard campaign is racist

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

Social justice warriors turn everything into divisive identity politics issues,which is why it’s no surprise that the anti-racism campaign launched by Saskatoon City Hall is actually... pretty racist. 

The “I am the Bridge” campaign, which has angered many residents, features a white man posing beside a quote saying, “I have to acknowledge my own privilege and racist attitudes,” and an aboriginal woman beside a quote saying, “I realize in this country that I am not a high priority.”

Saskatoon councillors claim these are real people who provided real quotes, but their selections were clearly based on what would fit their favoured narrative of the guilty — a privileged racist old white man — and the First Nations woman as victim.

The SJWs claim they’re bringing people together with this kind of campaign to confront racism — but actually they’re pitting people against each other when they divide people into special interest groups.

Social justice warriors don’t value individual people for their ideas or their good character; they value them based on identity and whether that identity can help them capitalize on whatever self-serving goal they’re trying to achieve.

And this campaign perfectly illustrates how their methods seem to be in direct conflict with the goals they claim to want to achieve.

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commented 2019-11-05 12:52:44 -0500
SO- I was ALWAYS led to believe that councillors are to represent the majority of their constituents wishes or needs !!! CITY HAS NO BUSINESS WASTING MY TAXPAYER MONEY ON STUFF LIKE THIS !! I HATE BEING LECTURED TO ESPECIALLY WHEN MY TAX MONEY IS USED !! I have NO ISSUE with the sign AS long as saskatoon councillors and mayor PAY for it with their OWN money NOT MINE >> THIS current BUNCH of city " LEADERS " HAS TO GO !!!!
commented 2017-07-06 19:58:15 -0400
This kind of action tends to backfire and causes more racism. Good move Saskatoon!
commented 2017-07-06 18:34:37 -0400
They are instilling lies about the white race being privileged, so that they can stir up anger, hatred and violence against us. This is insidious and needs to be challenged because many of us grew up poor, and made something of ourselves, in spite of it. And we turned out to be decent human beings. Not like these sniveling apologists!

They are funding this billboard with taxpayer dollars, and it needs to be taken down. They don’t get to take the moral high ground and label a whole race as being privileged. If I was there I’d make sure I brought a paint ball gun for target practice.
commented 2017-07-06 13:26:34 -0400
I did experience racism as a child. It was because I spoke english and 80% of the community spoke french. As a minority, I got to enjoy how nasty and cruel it can be. Because of that experience, it is an issue close to my heart. I am kind to other races and I have deep respect for the french who come to live in such an english province. Cruelty is individual, I don’t need bigoted lefties to label me at all.
commented 2017-07-06 13:21:14 -0400
I’m in that demographic that apparently doesn’t like skin differences. It’s weird, I have never thought that way at all, even for one moment. In the seventies we were part of the peace/love/together movement and none of that mattered anymore. So sad to see a whole city presenting divisiveness like that and name calling to prove that they mean none of what they promote.
commented 2017-07-06 03:48:09 -0400
Fake problems requiring fake jobs. Because it’s 2017.
commented 2017-07-06 02:36:20 -0400
That’s what happens by the way, when P.R. agencies creating ads are patting each other on the bum about their “cleverness” without asking some fundamental questions…
commented 2017-07-06 02:32:35 -0400
Not sure who the “chubby chicken” white guy on the billboard us but until this brave SJW gives us his own name it is all propaganda and B.S…..
commented 2017-07-06 01:45:54 -0400
Why do the leftard politicians and other various unsavoury groups always have to use your own tax money or charitable status to attack people? Why can’t they simply fight or lobby for improvements instead of using guilt as a means to achieve a goal? Are these leftards so shallow and insecure that they can’t seem to achieve anything without manipulating and brainwashing people into tolerating and accepting their hogwash?
commented 2017-07-06 00:54:33 -0400
The Left just use these different groups as battering rams to bash our society in hopes of bringing it down!
commented 2017-07-06 00:34:30 -0400
Never saw a better venue for a little spray bomb graffiti
commented 2017-07-06 00:07:58 -0400
“That " racist " on the board looks like a young Peter zosky"
Lloyd, when the cbc actually provided a service to Canadians from corner to corner of this vast country! Peter Z., I am sure is turning in his grave at what Canada and the cbc have both become.
commented 2017-07-06 00:03:41 -0400
People come here to live under the safety and sanity of a Judeo Christian country. They are being betrayed by the current government of Canada. The immigrants who come here who do not feel that way should not come or be allowed in. Illegals are illegals and should come in the front door, and be turned away if they are opposed to a Judeo Christian country having precedence. You don’t get to come in and have supremacy over our country and the way we do things. Justin is but a blip. He does not get to destroy everything we have fought for and our ancestors have fought for. When he is gone so will those who have invaded be gone, and the gates will be closed, because sovereignty is THE most valued thing any country has to keep.
commented 2017-07-05 23:39:07 -0400
Aren’t chinese privileged over non-chinese in China, aren’t koreans privileged over non-koreans in Korea, aren’t indians privileged over foreigners in India ?
Check out wealthy & resourceful countries like saudi arabia, kuwait, qatar, iran how do they treat foreigners, especially non-mohammedans in their country??
The truth is no other country in this world upholds the value of equality & tolerance in this world as much as western countries (including Canada, USA, Australia & New Zealand).
Actually this whole concept of equality among citizens & tolerance is a gift to humanity from western civilisation based on judeo christian values.
commented 2017-07-05 22:19:48 -0400
That " racist " on the board looks like a young Peter zosky, that old cbc hack , I think he is a little post humerus by now
commented 2017-07-05 22:15:21 -0400
There’s only one race. — the HUMAN RACE , but these commie Marxist groups want to divide and conquer the family tribes , just so they can have power

Satan’s demons at work , their time is running out, so they’re in a hurry , you can slow them down by voting in a conservative mayor and council next time
commented 2017-07-05 21:36:34 -0400
Anti white hate speech and extreme racism against the only allowable PC target …white heterosexual males
commented 2017-07-05 21:34:33 -0400
I think someone should turn this offensive billboard into a target for an artistic soul who doesn’t mind painting by the moonlight. Cover the lie with something beautiful.
commented 2017-07-05 20:36:08 -0400
It should be taken down. It is an insult to every Canadian who helped build this country and who loves Canada for what it is (and are quickly losing).
Too gross!
commented 2017-07-05 20:33:28 -0400
Race, race, race, I have never heard so much about race before in Canada. Whose racist in Canada? I understand there are a few rotten apples in every basket but I just do not come across racism on any scale in my travels in Canada. This is another made up shit storm to put us in our place since we are being flooded with migrants against our will, so we will be guilted into accepting it with out a fuss. Not wanting our demographic tipped does not make us racist. Why the heck are we talking about race anyway? The bulk of the migrants coming here are Muslim and their racial demographic is quite diverse, and those arriving from Syria I believe are largely white. Race has never been a problem in Canada. So I do not feel any guilt.

Check my privilege? I do not know what you are talking about. Everything I have I got with my own sweat and bloodied hands thank you very much and I have a right to it. I have nothing to check.
commented 2017-07-05 19:59:48 -0400
There’s no reasoned, logical free exchange of arguments and ideas with these close-minded SJWs, so there’s no point in trying. However, I guess they have as much right to express their opinions as anyone else. That’s one of the unfortunate consequences of freedom. If you want it for yourself, you must be willing to give it to nincompoops, and also be willing fight to preserve their freedom as well as your own. But you can make your position known and vote the bastards out in the next election. Don’t make the same mistake twice.
commented 2017-07-05 19:55:37 -0400
Identity politics is the most divisive, racist ideology I have ever witnessed in my lifetime.
commented 2017-07-05 19:18:10 -0400
Good report Ms Nicholas.

A nice adjunct to Ms G-R’s report about racism corresponding to the NDP government’s identity politics. Saskatoon City council is clearly on the same racist road.

I wonder if these regressive socialists, in their racist policies, have ever heard about the self fulfilling prophesy; maybe they have and that is what they count upon.

Also get a kick out of the ones statement that it is the 50’s and 60’s year olds that will never change in being racist. That would be the boomer generation that was active in the real civil rights movements. Why did we bother? What a waste of time that has now proved out.
commented 2017-07-05 19:16:23 -0400
They can all go to hell. That’s a bunch of lies to make us accept an islamic invasion. This country has welcomed foreigners long before any of those idiots was born and never had problems or very minor incidents with racism. Anyhow, racism accusations are so wide spread now, that it doesn’t mean anything. Those leftards can say whatever they want. Come and try to get my hard-earned privileges, you communist islamofascists.
commented 2017-07-05 18:19:02 -0400
These fools are getting ridiculous! Nobody chose the colour of their skin, God did that, and I’m certainly not going to apologize for being white. Maybe the complainers should better themselves and stop thinking that we should pay their way. In the Bible, Jesus says that if you don’t work, then you don’t eat!