Thursday, March 1, 2012

Remember when Canada was horribly racist?

Via Buzzfeed

This poster promoting the Canadian Patriotic Fund, a World War One fundraising effort to help support wives and dependents of Canadian soldiers, is pretty damn offensive by today's standards.

But, almost a century later, we still have a long way to go:

Violations of the basic human rights of Canada's Aboriginal people is still a "Priority Concern" for Amnesty International, and you don't have to look far to see examples of how our country's first populations are still treated like second class citizens.



  1. Where was that photo taken, Tom? I think you should name + shame.


    1. From

      "A sign stating 'No Natives' was found on the door of Village Fish and Chips in Lakefield, Ont,, (near Peterborough, Ont.) on Wednesday, March 16, 2011. Restaurant owner Mark Kennedy says he doesn't know how the sign got there. Police are investigating."