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Proposed renaming of Dundas Street

Admiral Beez

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Since we already have King, Queen, Knight, and Bishop, just need Rook and Pawn.

Atlantic City's streets were used for Monopoly, so we can streets named for the Chess game pieces.
Rooks are not native to North America so no real relevance. Though we do have Tower Rd and Dr.

EDIT... per Wikipedia the term https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rook_(chess) refers to a chariot, not the bird.
 
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William Davis passed today. Name it after him. Best premier the province ever had. No skeletons there or we’d have heard of them by now. Met him once at the ROM…I was there with my grade 4 students. He approached us (maybe 80ish years old at the time). He asked the kids about school and really wanted to know their thoughts. He was kind, thoughtful, warm, engaging, and interested. He did so many great things for Ontario and was widely respected by all political parties…even Pierre Trudeau. He stopped the Spadina Expressway from destroying our inner city. I vote we name it after him.
I'm sure there are those who'd find giving Catholic high schools public funding problematic. The church has a pretty sordid history of abuse, murder, and fighting equal rights after all.
 

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Anti-racism is the dream any reasonable, thinking person would wish to work toward in a multicultural society. Especially since oppression based on race has defined a lot of our national history (first and foremost against first nations communities). And one could also argue Christian European immigrants to Canada have traditionally had an easier time integrating into a societal structure originally set up for white Anglo-Saxon male property-owning colonists (hence street names named after 19th century British parliamentarians).

The woke movement, for all its good intentions, is not about anti-racism, however. Anti-racism is about working to diminish the construct of "race", particularly insomuch as it may create barriers between people in society. Wokism, on the contrary, is about elevating "race" as the single defining characteristic of each and every individual's life. Specifically, it's about drawing a line around so-called "white" people as a monolithic group of privileged oppressors. Everyone who is not "white" is a "BIPOC", that is, someone who's entire identity as a human being living on planet earth - is subsumed into a collective identity of being "NOT white" and as such, someone who is oppressed by "white" people. Casting society along this divide flies in the face of anti-racism, and instead grafts the worst assumptions of South African apartheid and the antebellum South (white people as a privileged caste and everyone else, an exploited underclass) onto 21st century multi-ethnic middle-class Canadian society wherein the reality of life is much more complex and nuanced.

Wokism frowns on multilogues about shared values, societal goals, and the shared experience of being a human being unless it is predicated on a collective, and often performative acknowledgment of and the roles defined in the overarching white vs. BIPOC narrative. The problem is that most people, including would-be "BIPOCs" such as yourself, see the limitations presented by this vast oversimplification in their everyday lived experiences and don't subscribe to the latest decrees from (usually white, usually privileged) middle-class liberal arts graduates. 🤷‍♂️
There is nothing progressive about the "woke progressives".

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How so? It is a pretty accurate characterization, glancing through it.
I completely agree with the picture. It's just disappointing how the new left wing cares more about minorities, than its majority population, who still struggle to get by everyday.

The left always seem to put minorities on a pedestal.

The more i hear about it, the less I support it.

I just wanna grill for God's sake.
 

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I completely agree with the picture. It's just disappointing how the new left wing cares more about minorities, than its majority population, who still struggle to get by everyday.

The left always seem to put minorities on a pedestal.

The more i hear about it, the less I support it.

I just wanna grill for God's sake.
Quoting this before it gets deleted.

Just… wow.
 

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If you're going to try to claim "freedom of speech", the first thing to do is a) know what it actually is (hint: what you've screencapped isn't it); and b) talk about it in a Canadian context.
 

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If you're going to try to claim "freedom of speech", the first thing to do is a) know what it actually is (hint: what you've screencapped isn't it); and b) talk about it in a Canadian context.
I screencapped it because he literally proved that section in the picture. Simply because my views don't align, means my post will be deleted.
 

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I screencapped it because he literally proved that section in the picture. Simply because my views don't align, means my post will be deleted.
No, I figured you'd delete it out of shame. Silly me assuming that.
 

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