Anti-racist coach’s racist comments are a trend, not a mistake


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Should we be outraged that the Trudeau government hired someone who said vile things about Jews, French speakers and black Americans – to name a few – to teach broadcasters not to be racist ? Absolutely, but we shouldn’t be shocked.

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This is not an attempt to claim that the Trudeau Liberals are racist. I do not believe it at all. That’s because the whole anti-racism training business — for which this man and his company were hired — turns out time and time again to be a sham.

This time it’s the hiring of Laith Marouf and her non-profit Community Media Advocacy Center to lead a program for government called, Building an Anti-Racism Strategy for Canadian Broadcasting: Conversation and Convergence. My colleagues Jamil Jivani and Lorrie Goldstein have already detailed how racist Marouf’s past statements have been – although he denies that racist things are racist.

Ahmed Hussen, Trudeau’s minister of housing, diversity and inclusion, issued a statement Sunday morning against Marouf’s comments, but did not say he or his organization were fired from the role.

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“The reprehensible and despicable comments made by this individual go against everything our government and our country stands for,” Hussen said.

That’s good considering that while leading workshops in Montreal, Vancouver, and Halifax on ending racism in Canadian media, he called « Jewish white supremacists » « bags of human excrement, » declared that French is an ugly language; and that « frogs have much lower IQ ». He once called Colin Powell « the Empire’s Jamaican house slave ».

Marouf’s lawyer said Marouf had « no animosity toward the Jewish faith as a collective group » and pointed out that his tweets made a clear distinction between « Jewish white supremacists » and Jews in general. Obviously, this is difficult to understand or accept.

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Did I mention that Hussen and Marouf were the two people quoted in the press release put out on the show to make sure people involved in Canadian broadcasting, like me, are not racist? I won’t take any lessons from people like Marouf, and I think Hussen should check people out before posting support quotes and handing over taxpayers’ money.

The whole anti-racism industry seems like a sham

The big problem is that this is not an isolated incident; the entire anti-racism industry should be questioned.

In April 2021, I reported on a federal anti-racism training that described objectivity, individualism, perfectionism, a sense of urgency and Thanksgiving as « characteristics of the culture of white supremacy”. This same Global Affairs Canada executive training program referred to our country as « that place we now call Canada » and questioned the existence of the state for which these same executives work while collecting very large paychecks.

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In June 2021, I reported how the man who was then Ontario’s top civil servant came to terms with the idea that the entire public service was a « white supremacist organization » based on a single anonymous comment from ‘an employee.

Then there was a story about the Ontario math curriculum stating that math « has been used to normalize racism » and that « a decolonial, anti-racist approach to math education makes visible its historical roots and its social constructions.


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Again, earlier this year, educators in Ontario warned parents about the triggers for offering a free Canadian flag.

Lest you think it only happens with the federal or Ontario governments, it’s across the country, just look. Journalist Jonathan Kay, who has done an excellent job on the Marouf dossier, recently painted a portrait of a BC Anti-Racism Program government that claims that the Constitution of Canada inspired the Nazis and that capitalism is a major problem along with racism.

It happens in your federal government, your provincial government, your municipal government and your local school board.

They have all signed on to a highly politically charged agenda that has nothing to do with combating real racism and everything to do with promoting radical ideas that would baffle most Canadians.

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