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Toronto restaurant ordered to pay black man $10K after asking him to prepay for meal

Emile Wickham was celebrating his birthday with friends when the incident happened in 2014

Nick Boisvert · CBC News · Posted: Apr 30, 2018

Emile Wickham

A black man from Toronto has been awarded $10,000 in damages from a downtown Chinese restaurant that asked him and a group of friends to prepay for their meals.

The payment was ordered by Ontario’s Human Rights Tribunal, which determined the man faced racial discrimination in the incident, infringing on his human rights.     Continue reading

Brexit, Racism and the European Blame Game – By Peter Bloom

Brexit, Racism and the European Blame Game
Monday, 18 July 2016 00:00

BREXIT - Britain and EuropeWritten by  Peter Bloom By Peter Bloom, Truthout | Op-Ed

The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union (EU) has sparked national and international shock as well as outrage. More than just a decision on whether the country should stay or go, it was transformed into a referendum on the continuing power of multiculturalism and toleration against the resurgent forces of racism and xenophobia.

However, this popular narrative misses how much of Brexit’s rhetoric and politics was fueled by the increasingly racist and conservative rhetoric of the EU over the past decade. In recent years,  the EU has become a vehicle for spreading neoliberalism and austerity — forcefully if necessary.   Continue reading

Millions to be spent on Trinidad Carnival for 2012

Millions to be spent on Trinidad Carnival for 2012

imageCaribbean Airlines reporting that 220, 000 people booked for carnival.

PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad, Friday February 3, 2012 – The Trinidad Carnival has been described as “big business” which now has a total allocation of $96.5 million to be spent.

Yesterday the Trinidad Cabinet approved a supplemental $53 million for the event that already had an expended budget of $43.5 million.

Minister of Arts and Multiculturalism, Winston “Gypsy” Peters explained that with Caribbean Airlines reporting 220, 000 people booked to visit the country for Carnival, which will culminate with two days of mass on February 20 and 21 at various, it was big business.

Read more: http://www.caribbean360.com/

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