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En­cour­ag­ing dishar­mony

- Society · Whitby · Ontario

Re: Favouritis­m not best way to fight racism, Chris Kem­pJack­son, Sept. 29

Congratula­tions to Chris Kemp- Jack­son for a well- writ­ten ar­ti­cle. Gov­ern­ments no longer view Cana­di­ans as in­di­vid­u­als but as mem­bers of a spe­cific group. Poli­cies are aimed at the group and not at the per­son. Mr. Kemp- Jack­son is cor­rect to say that if an in­sti­tu­tion re­fused to give some­one a loan be­cause of the colour of his or her skin, that in­sti­tu­tion should be held ac­count­able. It can be an in­di­vid­ual prob­lem, not a group prob­lem. By pro­vid­ing spe­cial treat­ment to cer­tain groups, gov­ern­ments do not pro­mote harmony in the com­mu­nity but, in fact, en­cour­age dishar­mony.

Rick Hird, Whitby, Ont.

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