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Gardisten
Saturday, June 26th, 2010, 10:26 PM
The problem is, Burlington is too white.

It's also too white on city council.

And it's too white on virtually every single city citizen committee and board.

The 12-member Burlington Inclusivity Advisory Committee, which identified the problem, hopes to change that.

The committee presented six recommendations to the community service committee Wednesday that aim to make Burlington's movers and shakers more diverse.

"Burlington is a white community. Very white. Snow white," said committee chairperson Ancilla Ho-Young.

"That is not to say we don't have people of all kinds of nationalities living in Burlington but they are invisible. They are not in the forefront, we do not hear from them. Our city council is not representative of the community it serves."

Burlington's seven-member council is comprised of six men and one woman. None are a visible minority.

Advisory committee vice-chair Brian Heagle noted the irony.

"This (report) is going into the valley of the beast. It's like we're saying, 'We're asking people to change and by the way, we're asking people to change you (councillors),'" he said.

But veteran Burlington Councillor Jack Dennison wonders what all the fuss is about.

"I don't see it as broken. Anyone is free to put their $100 down and run for council," he said.

Dennison said in the past the various city boards and commissions have virtually accepted anyone who has applied.

"You can lead a horse to water but you can't make it drink," he said.

Ho-Young, president of the Burlington Caribbean Connection, said the city's ethnic numbers are growing. But that ethnic population is not reflected on city boards, committees and commissions, she says.

Ho-Young said her committee wants to encourage those bodies to actively seek out potential members from ethnic backgrounds.

The committee's recommendations include;

* Require all publicly-funded city boards and citizen committees to have diverse representation that reflects Burlington's community demographics, starting with the Burlington Performing Arts Centre.

* Create a database of possible diverse committee members.

* Hold educational workshops on how women, seniors, youth and newcomers to Canada can successful run for city council.

The report is the product of the May 1 Civic Engagement Forum. Ho-Young said her committee is not just trying to increase involvement of visible minorities but also women, people with disabilities and representatives from the gay and lesbian community.

"We want Burlington to be inclusive and listen to everyone and include everyone," she said, adding the committee has fielded many complaints that city hall is not user-friendly. "If you are from a different background and you go to city hall, if you don't speak English, you're in trouble."

Ted Hildebrandt, director of social planning with Community Development Halton, said 2006 Canada Census figures indicated that Burlington was home to 15,700 visible minorities, representing about 10 per cent of the city's population.

And more than one in five Burlington residents were born outside Canada. That's higher than the national average of 19.8 per cent.

http://www.insidehalton.com/news/article/839438--is-burlington-too-white

Huginn ok Muninn
Saturday, June 26th, 2010, 11:48 PM
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Is Shanghai too Asian? Is Lagos Too Black?

This anti-White agenda has got to stop. Our countries are OURS. They were founded and settled and hacked out of the wilderness by US. We have every right to remain as a homogeneous community in our own lands, FULL STOP. China and Japan aren't being flooded with immigrants and told they must destroy their culture or go to prison for "racism," so why is this happening in our countries? The government is the enemy of European peoples and civilizations. What a sickness this is.

Æmeric
Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 05:02 PM
"Burlington is a white community. Very white. Snow white," said committee chairperson Ancilla Ho-Young.
And Vancouver is a Chinese community. Very Chinese. :oanieyes

I think Miss Ho-Young would be happier living in Markham, the Chinese already have control of that Toronto suburb.

Gardisten
Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 07:56 PM
And Vancouver is a Chinese community. Very Chinese. :oanieyes

I think Miss Ho-Young would be happier living in Markham, the Chinese already have control of that Toronto suburb.

Have a look at her facebook photo. She's from the Caribbean.

arcticdoctor
Sunday, June 27th, 2010, 08:59 PM
I think its a misprint.

Its Miss Ho-Humm.

DerWeißeWehrwolf
Saturday, October 30th, 2010, 12:22 AM
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This is the exact reason why I want to leave the usa to work and live after college. The usa is crumbling & there is a huge down fall of its infrastructure. Every other race has their own land that consists of there race only. The white european race needs it too. Every other race has on average 3-6 children, white families have 1-3 in 20 years we will horribly outnumbered.

Wynterwade
Saturday, October 30th, 2010, 02:29 AM
Is Burlington Too White?

No, actually Burlington isn't white enough.
Here is a better question...

Why is this lady in Burlington?

ArcticWarrior
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 12:35 AM
Well is Tokyo too Japanese?

BritishLad
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 12:53 AM
"Too white" is treasonable talk to me! :thumbdown

Hesse
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 01:04 AM
Everything seems to be diagnosed as "too white" nowadays...

Next it will be the snow.

D. H. Yeager
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 01:05 AM
Minorities and complaining, it's like white on rice.

BroBro
Tuesday, December 7th, 2010, 08:26 PM
No, actually Burlington isn't white enough.
Here is a better question...

Why is this lady in Burlington?


She is probably there so she can complain about White people living there, and demand that they immediately feel guilty about being White and living in Burlington. Perhaps, if they were more polite they would just kill themselves to keep Burlington from being White.

How ridiculous, who would go to China and say, "China is too Chinese." Or, go to Israel and say, "Jerusalem is too Jewish."