Employment Equity vs. Racism
I wrote this letter in response to an issue that was raised in our city over a political cartoon that appeared in The Winnipeg Sun newspaper. Basically the cartoon suggested that anyone could get at city hall, no matter how unqualified, because the City of Winnipeg has to fill racial staffing quotas. This suggestion prompted an outcry among Winnipeg's minority groups who felt the cartoon was racist and the public should boycott The Winnipeg Sun. I decided to write a letter to the paper to express my opinion on the whole issue. The editor must have felt I had said something very profound because they published my letter in their Sunday issue. I'm sure they receive hundreds of letters a day, but somehow mine got in there.