This is why. When fellow BT blogger Sara Landriault who had applied for a job at Citizenship and Immigration had her application blocked because she is white. Why, if Sarah is qualified for the job that she is discriminated from even applying? Doesn't make sense. The government has listened and is taking action rectify that problem .
The Liberals and NDP are not happy though. They are belly aching. They seem to think that discriminating against someone applying for a government job based on race is quite fine. Are the Liberals and NDP in favor of racial discrimination? I thought both those parties believed in equality. Go figure!
Equality is equality. Whatever happened to being chosen for a position based on merit? Liberals and NDP mustn't think merit is important. It shouldn't matter what race you are. If you have the qualifications for a certain position, no matter if you're black, white, red, yellow or pink with purple polka dots, you should be able to at least apply.
Good for Sarah for speaking out and good for the government for acting so quickly.
Remember this from a famous American civil rights leader:
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.Sidenote: I wish Sarah the best on her job hunt and hope she lands one soon. Go Sarah!
Martin Luther King, Jr.