A group of white, Ontario correctional officers was barred from attending a government conference on anti-racism and diversity in the workplace, documents obtained by the Toronto Sun show.

The “Race Matters” conference to address “human rights and group development” was held three years ago at Toronto’s Don Jail for non-Caucasian officers only, according to a grievance filed by their union.

The conference sparked a backlash from white officers, according to the documents, who alleged the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services discriminated against them because they weren’t part of an identifiable ethnic group.

The officers, some of whom have non-white spouses, were represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), whose lawyers unsuccessfully argued their collective agreement was violated before a grievance settlement board in January 2012.

“It was the position of the grievors that the employer’s refusal to allow Caucasian employees to participate in this conference was demeaning, discriminatory and created a poisoned work environment,” the documents revealed.

In May of this year, the board ruled there was no breach of agreement or other government policy and dismissed the grievance against the ministry.

Ministry spokesman Brent Ross said the 2009 Race Matters Conference was arranged to allow staff “who identified themselves as racialized to discuss issues pertinent to their experiences in an environment conducive to the free exchange of ideas.”

OPSEU officials were contacted regarding the conference but didn’t return calls by press time.

According to the grievance documents, conference organizers said the event was “designed to explore the workplace issues of employees who self-identify by race or colour.”

That included “persons who are Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, African-Canadian or Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese.”

“The grievors were not members of the above named groups,” the board said in rendering its decision last May. “Some of the grievors were initially accepted but ultimately refused when it was discovered that they were not members of any named groups set out in the criteria.”

The officers claim to have suffered “extreme emotional and professional hardship” after learning they couldn’t attend the conference at the Toronto Jail.

Ministry officials argued that they are entitled to hold conferences for specific groups.

“The intended purpose was to have “racialized” groups discuss their experiences and share ideas,” they told the board.

It was “unfortunate and somewhat ironic” that a conference to deal with “anti-racism, human rights and group development” caused these grievors to feel discriminated against,” the board said.

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  • And these white schlubs wanted to attend this conference?  How many people want to be thrown into a boiling hot cauldron pot willingly?  I feel sorry for white people forced to attend these crazy things.

    • Church_of_Jed

      Don’t feel sorry for them- demand that they force their way into the conference “to be heard,” or we will spread nasty rumors about them online saying they might harbor racist tendencies…

  • Spartan24708

    I take exception to the phrase “not part of an identifyible ethnic group” White people don’t have an ethnicity now? Shameful!

    •  Well in their defense it was SNOWING outside so they were unable to identify them.

    • Marcus Trajanus

       White people have no ethnicity, no colour, no diversity, no culture, and no right to any homeland of their own. This contrasts to vibrant, diverse and “ethnic” peoples of colour.

  • Zapp Branigan

    Does no one in the Canadian government see the problem with an “anti-racist” conference  that has a sign up that says No Whites Allowed?  What would the public’s reaction be if they didn’t allow blacks instead?

  • guest

    This alone proves that anti-racism and diversity are really for every other race but whites.  It also proves that race does exist and it does matter, and whites need to stop putting their own lives aside just to be “helpful” to non-whites for fear of being branded as a racist.  They already have the government on their side, we don’t.  All we have are other whites who aren’t brainwashed with all of this anti-white PC garbage.

    On the plus side, however, at least whites don’t have to go there and get brainwashed with white guilt.  Why any white would want to attend an anti-white, guilt-tripping diversity meeting when they don’t have to is beyond me.

    • I’m of two minds about these workshops.

      I would hate to be forced to attend. However, if I attended, I would listen carefully to the ground rules, paying close attention to whether we are allowed to speak freely and without repercussions.

      If so, I might be tempted to speak my mind and let the fecal matter hit the rotating blades. If I was fired or reprimanded for giving my opinions (as I was told I would be free to do), who knows, there might be a pay out in the end.

      Another thing. After I was done, I’m sure no one would ever suggest another diversity workshop.

  • MekongDelta69

    “That included ‘persons who are Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, African-Canadian or Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese.'”

    Leftists are so demented that they can’t even discriminate properly! Notice who they left out of the ‘colored’ crowd?

    Their own ‘indigenous First Nation’ crew! (i.e. The people who are the same as our Eskimos – meaning the Mongoloids who traversed the Bering Strait and are now glorified for being ‘oppressed’ for doing so – as if all the Europeans who set sail forever ago are somehow their ‘oppressors’.)

    I am forever grateful I wasn’t born with that mutant guilt-ridden, self-loathing gene.

  • alltoohuman

    To what extent do jews have influence in Canada?  If a White nation seems to be dysfunctional, repressive, and doing things that are contrary to its interests, you can be sure that it has a large number of jews in its borders. 

    • IstvanIN

       The tribe has a great deal of power in Kanada.  Especially when it comes to “hate speech”.

  • ncpride

    Ministry officials argued that they are entitled to hold conferences for specific groups.

    What liars they are. Just try having a ‘Whites Only’ Conference, and watch heads explode.

  • Not only are whites excluded but they can’t even use the same arguments that minorities use to seek redress.

    Is someone writing a sequel to “Animal Farm”? How much more Orwellian can they get?

    • chuck_2012

       Orwell is alive and well in the 21st century. How right he was with the novel Animal Farm.

  •  THE IRONY HERALD “All the News That’s Fit to Print”  1st ed.  July 18, 2012

    Anti-Racism Conference in Toronto – No Whites Allowed

  • Sloppo

    Somebody should go up there and hold an anti-racist conference for whites only and video as many reactions from the anti-white folks as possible.  I feel sure that it would generate a great deal of entertaining footage.

  • IstvanIN

    In all honesty the majority of the voters and politicians in Kanada are white .  They vote the same old traitors in year after year.  The average white Kanadian WANTS his people exterminated.  He wants his nation taken from him.  He demands the end of his civilization.  The Kanadians are not terribly different from their Amerikan counterparts: they can not wait for death.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Translation:  Even the Diversity is sick and tired of hearing Whites complain about how unfair White privilege is.  Diversity can afford to ignore the whining, because Diversity knows that White privilege is extinct. Nonetheless, Diversity will resurrect the opportunity for Whites to whine even more about the UnFairness of their Whiteness when the time comes to vote on the next budget and decide on the round of job promotions.

  • KenelmDigby

    So the ‘anti-racists’ are the biggest racists.

    No surprise there, then.

    • Marcus Trajanus

       Indeed, and they admit it. The conference is “designed to explore the workplace issues of employees who self-identify by race or colour”, i.e. “racists”. Racists include “persons who are Chinese, South Asian, Caribbean, African-Canadian or Black, Filipino, Latin American, Southeast Asian, Arab, West Asian, Korean, Japanese.”

  • Marcus Trajanus

    It seems strange, almost surreal, that an “anti-racism” conference would have a blatantly racist policy of “No Whites Allowed”, the organizers must be blind to the irony of it all. Of course, we realize that “anti-racist” is code for “anti-White”, so it actually makes perfect sense that Whites would be excluded. You can’t have Whites nosing around at a convention dealing with finding a final solution of the Whitey problem. There weren’t any Jews at the Wannsee Conference either. 

  • chuck_2012

    that is blatant racism and should not be allowed to exist.

  • LaSantaHermandad

    Well of course.  There is no way that a telling of the real troublesome truth should be permitted
    at an anti-racism conference.

  • Scotch Rebellion

    Hey everybody let’s co-opt their use of Double-think,

    Whites only anti-racism conference.