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Encouragin­g disharmony

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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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