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The Face Of Education - Is It Too White?

November 19, 2011 @ 09:35

I haven't posted much on Canadian Thinker over the past several weeks, and it keeps playing on my mind because people keep e-mailing me asking why.

I've been busy with the podcast thing and in the back of my mind I guess I've needed something juicy to write about. Well this might be it.

Where do I begin?

First of all, I'm not sure I'd like Krishna Nankissoor as a person because I get the impression he's somewhat spineless and someone who likes to take the easy way out even it means hurting the reputation of others.

Krishna Nankissoor, I believe cares about only one person, and that's Krishna Nankissoor.

He's the latest in a long list of system users to run to the abhorrent Ontario Human Rights Commission because like a spoiled brat, he didn't get his way.

For the full background, read this piece in the Toronto Star, which once again, is trying to fan the flames of racism where there's hardly a spark.

The arctial is actually called - The face of education, is it too white?

Nankissoor is a math teacher in Malton who twice was turned down for promotions so he did what a lot of losers do, he refused to look in the mirror and looked for someone else to blame.

Let it be known that there are many cases of non-white teachers getting promotions in Peel Region, but that doesn't make for a good story in the Star and it doesn't help make Nankissoor any more money so it becomes a matter for the pathetic Ontario Human Rights Commission.

Nankissoor's argument is very simple. He's South Asian and that's the only reason he isn't the head of a math department today. Even though there are countless examples of South Asians being promoted in Peel Region it doesn't matter any more in our twisted and frustrating system that often manages to turn alleged racism into real racism by providing an unfair advatage to complainers.

I always play the reverse game in these situations. If a white person was failed to get a promotion in the predominantly non-white school and then went to the Ontario Human Rights Commission, what do you think would happen?

Once the laugher subsided the case would be pushed to the side.

But that's not what happened with Krishna Nankissoor. He ran to the Commission and before his case was heard, he "settled" with the Peel Board.

As a taxpayer in Peel Region, whose tax dollars go to public education, I'd love to know what that settlement was. Was it a cash settlement? If so, I have a big problem with that because based on other promotions in the Region, I don't think he deserves it.

But that is the way of the Ontario Human Rights Commission. In the eyes of this bloated waste of time, every white person in Ontario is a racist and every non-white is victim.

The pressure was probably overwhelming at the board, so they gave-in.

And doesn't that tell us something about the real motives of Nankissoor? He's still not a department head, but he was willing to fore-go that for a "settlement." So what did he really want? So called justice... or money?

Sort of stinks doesn' it?

And what we still don't know is what kind of teacher Nankissoor is. Is he worthy of a promotion? Does he have the credentials? According to a letter in the Star, someone looked into his background and he's completed only one upgrade since 1997 and that happened in the last year, since he went cryin' to the Commission.

Once again, this provides a scary precedent for all of us, and shame on the Toronto Star once again for featuring this crap.

When you read the article another bizarre point is made. If a school is full of brown students then the school should be full of brown teachers. What?

Can you imagine if the same claims were made in reverse? A white teacher complained that there were too many brown teachers in a school predominantly attended by white kids?

I think, or at least I hope you get the point.

And as you read more into the story don't you find it interesting that the point is made that teachers should reflect the cultural aspect of their classes, in this particular article that Punjabi being spoken in the class in vital.

Let's turn it around again, and I've been witness to these cases. In Brampton for example there have been parents of white kids actually take their kids out of heavily populated "Punjabi" schools because too much time was being spent on translation and not enough time on the three "Rs." The South Asian kids hear nothing but Panjabi at home, and the parents leave it up to the schools to make them bi-lingual

A lot of time is spent catching up.

How do you think the parents of those white kids are looked upon? They're considered intolerant and racist. They don't want to assimilate. Meanwhile, there are pockets all over Peel Region that are becoming exclusively South Asian because parents want their kids to be amongst their own. I've seen it; I've heard them admit it.

If a white family moves out of a pocket, it's called racism.

If a South Asian family moves into a pocket, it's called culture.

Its madness and it makes you wonder where it's all headed and the irony is, as long as we have bodies like the Ontario Human Rights Commission, and people like Krishna Nankissoor it's only going to get worse.

It's a wonderful country we live in and diversity is one of its greatest attributes but like most other things, its got to find its way unencumbered and naturally. People are generally good and they will find a way to co-exist if common sense is the leading contributor.

I live in Brampton and when my son has his friends over it gives me a great sense of pride. It's like the League of Nations. My son if officially non-white and he's Asian friends, South Asian friends, white friends and black friends.

They're colour blind when it comes to race and they're all making their way as best they can, on their own merit and conscious of their own personal responsibilities.

Not the stilted advantages of the Ontario Human Rights Commission.

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35 Responses to "The Face Of Education - Is It Too White?"


buster123
November 19, 2011 / 11:05

welcome to the new Canada
Why would minorities change there is no motivation for them to do it
They now that the whites in Canada have such a fear of being called a racist that we adapt to them and except there culture trumping ours just


Angry in toronto
November 19, 2011 / 23:03

Hi, if you read the article carefully you'll notice only that it say this person took his employer to the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The article ALSO only reported what K. Nankissoor said about his board which was that they 'reached an agreement'. More likely than not the agreement was 'We'll ignore your bogus claims if you stop wasting our lawyers' time.'

I guess that doesn't quite fit your equally limited world-view (I do agree with your assessment of the K. Nankissoor) that all is wrong with the world.

Ah well. Self-delusion abounds.


Anonymous
November 20, 2011 / 20:51

Race card---YAWN !!!! look brother from some other country--welcome to our Canada...but this is your Toronto now and my opinion is that it is a rude crude city...pls fix it up.


THE OTHER JAMES
November 21, 2011 / 10:33

We have become the new minority. If you were born in Canada as well as your parents, you are now a minority or are at least made feel like one. We are too accepting as a country. If you come here you should at least try to fit in. For the most part I know I'm right about this. I won't waste time giving examples. I've seen it first hand. Maybe Mr. Nankissor is a lousy teacher, did anyone think of this.


Jason from Sudbury
November 22, 2011 / 05:31

+1 to THE OTHER JAMES!


Anonymous
November 22, 2011 / 19:51

your point is 100% right i am actually a student of Mr.Nankissor and he is awful teacher in my opinion and i definitely think he doesn't deserve the promotion . Also the funny think is it has nothing to do with racism since our head of math department is actually indian .


Trish
November 23, 2011 / 17:21

Thanks for once again taking on the Star, Fred. I'm sure you'll recall its ridiculous "White Jays" article from several years back. I think old Mrs. Ruth Atkinson Hindmarsh would roll over in her grave if she saw the Star of today.


THE OTHER JAMES
November 24, 2011 / 12:07

But then you have the Sun. What purpose this rag serves is beyond me.


Anonymous
November 24, 2011 / 14:38

Sun--good Sports dept


formerly jim
November 24, 2011 / 16:37

"shame on the Toronto Star". You know the Red Star has no shame!!


Rick C in Oakville
November 24, 2011 / 22:48

Great post Fred, won't comment as I don't want the Human Wrongs people at my door.

Okay just a little comment. Great interview with Paul Henderson and Billy Carroll the other day on your Podcast, and loving Kelly as a third voice on your program!!!


Steve
November 25, 2011 / 09:05

Good old Toronto Star... the Jays are too white, the teachers are too white, Corporate executives are too white, but never anything about the Craptors being too black, or Pearson airport employees being too brown... Damn us whiteys!


THE OTHER JAMES
November 25, 2011 / 09:36


All this is happening before the holiday we can't mention. Oh hell Christmas is coming. I know the politically correct will be upset, but screw 'em.


Mississauga Phil
November 25, 2011 / 16:26

Amen Freddie P..amen.

MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!


Anonymous
November 25, 2011 / 22:33

hey--as a former Immigration Officer I never heard ONE complaint from anyone about Christmas--in fact they liked the lights and other fun things about it. Who raises this shit? Donkey asses?


Mississauga Phil
November 27, 2011 / 16:33

I've worked with plenty of muslims and other non-christin people, and none of them have ever had a problim with it. Many of them would say merry christmas to me because they understood the sentiment behind the words. I had a cook in my restuarant tell me that when I say merry christmas to him he doesn't thnik I'm trying to convert him or anything, I'm just sharing some joy...


THE OTHER JAMES
November 28, 2011 / 10:01

Who complains? It's the fucking people we vote into power who think they are being so correct by trying to call Christmas anything but. Remember that fucking bitch of a judge a few years ago, who wouldn't allow a Christmas tree in front of her court house. Remember when the City of Toronto wanted to call the Christmas tree at city hall, a holiday tree? Thankfully Mayor Mel thought that was stupid. If you look around you, you will see signs saying happy holidays, where in the past it would say Merry Christmas.


Rick C in Oakville
November 28, 2011 / 19:59

Usually the ones raising it are the guilt plagued ultra sensitive white apologists in the bureaucracy, just thinking someone might be offended. Probably old established Liberals from Trudeau's era LOL.


THE OTHER JAMES
November 29, 2011 / 10:08

It's funny [or not], the company I work for used to put Merry Christmas on our thank you cards to our customers. A few years it ago it changed to Happy Holidays. We never had anyone complain before so why did we change? Political correctness rears it's ugly head everywhere. We've actually had more negative comments about Happy Holidays. We are changing back.


Anonymous
November 29, 2011 / 19:27

happy holidays is ok for some.
Merry Christmas for some.
complainers are just crass troublemakers..get a life you fools


Anonymous
November 29, 2011 / 19:28

Merry Christmas all!!!!


Catchacoma
December 2, 2011 / 12:59

Do you think the Russell Peters Christmas special was the most awful atempt at comedy you have ever seen.


SB
December 2, 2011 / 13:40

Who is Russell Peters???


Rod
December 3, 2011 / 08:04

Hey Fred; I know you are rather
busy with your internet radio show, but it might be time to close the Canadian Thinker.
MERRY CHRISTMAS.


Anonymous
December 6, 2011 / 05:52

Just shut this site down already.


THE OTHER JAMES
December 6, 2011 / 07:33

Always thought cowards hid behind Anonymous!


Anonymous
December 6, 2011 / 08:37

Fred posted 17 days ago here...sure he's busy. I'd hope he's busy. Just a comment from someone...close er down. Most are anonymous here...wtf. who cares....this isn't a serious blog anyway. a few friends and some people kissing up to a radio personality. A few topical issues.


Stonewall
December 7, 2011 / 07:27

R. Peters tries to be a comedian on the race card but fails big time


Symbol
December 7, 2011 / 07:31

Getting too cold in Ontario - time to pack up the tour bus and head to L.A. Thats the Hip thing to do ....


THE OTHER JAMES
December 7, 2011 / 08:23

Kissing up to a radio personality, are you kidding? I might not always agree with Fred but at least he's got the balls to speak his mind truthfully. This is a forum where at least you get to vent a bit. There worse things we could do.


Toronto Mike
December 7, 2011 / 13:07

If you guys want a place to chat and hang while Fred's busy recording the most popular podcast in Etobicoke, you're more than welcome here: http://www.torontomike.com/


George
December 8, 2011 / 11:12

Fred...you really should shut this down or redirect it to humble and fred radio.


Sammi
December 9, 2011 / 21:26

Shut this down already. It's a joke.


Anonymous
December 12, 2011 / 09:52

Sammi---looks like it is shut down,,,,just need to read the memo.


Sammi
January 5, 2012 / 07:13

Leaving this site abandoned looks bad for Humble and Fred.


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