You think it's tough being a white man in America today?
The next time you ponder that, consider a casting call advertisement placed on Craigslist Monday for a new kids show on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation requesting interested actors be "Any race except Caucasian":
Wow! That's a fine how do you do!
Imagine the outrage if any race had been excluded EXCEPT Caucasians!
The National Post reported Monday:
A new version of the ad removes the race reference, but maintains the sex and age restrictions and that applicants “must be able to carry a tune,” “ability to dance or move well is a bonus,” and should be “not afraid to show a silly side,” among others.
The revised casting call was issued and the Craigslist ad deleted Monday after critics on Twitter started questioning the restriction.
Thomas Lifson commented Wednesday:
It would be wonderful to pretend that this sort of thing only happens in Canada, and not south of the border. It would also be wonderful to pretend that a thumb is not on the scale against Caucasians in this (and many other) job offerings. This is a sign of the times, the era of state-sponsored racism.
So much for the "post-racial society" we were promised if Barack Obama became president.
(HT Fox Nation)