The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stacey Dash’s Little Black Lies: When Blacks Agree with Bigots

Alternate title : Stacey Dash — Human Shield of House Negro ? It’s painful to watch someone pimp themselves out for a paycheque. But Black people do it every day. Why? To “go along to get a long”, to make colleagues comfortable, to insure the few strands of opportunities that may come their way despite ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stacey Dash’s Little Black Lies: When Blacks Agree with Bigots

Alternate title : Stacey Dash — Human Shield of House Negro ? It’s painful to watch someone pimp themselves out for a paycheque. But Black people do it every day. Why? To “go along to get a long”, to make colleagues comfortable, to insure the few strands of opportunities that may come their way despite ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Louis Morissette: marabout à cause des Moustiques©

Voilà que le mari à Véro, Louis Morissette, se vide le coeur en trois temps: dans la revue nommée pour sa célèbre conjointe, aux ondes de Radio-Canada, et dans le grand journal. C’est à cette échelle-là que l’homme, à qui sont accordées toutes les tribunes officielles, a le privilege de pleurnicher. «…c’est l’attaque des moustiques ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: What is Wrong with Whoopi? The View co-host delusional, downplays racial profiling

“Momma! There’s a black lady on TV and she ain’t no maid!” That’s what a young Caryn Johnson said when she first saw Nyota Uhura, a character in the original Star Trek series. Uhura was one of the first TV characters of African descent to be featured in a non-menial role. Although it was fiction, ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: What is Wrong with Whoopi? The View co-host delusional, downplays racial profiling

“Momma! There’s a black lady on TV and she ain’t no maid!” That’s what a young Caryn Johnson said when she first saw Nyota Uhura, a character in the original Star Trek series. Uhura was one of the first TV characters of African descent to be featured in a non-menial role. Although it was fiction, ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Les Plumes des Peau-Rouges de Nepean attérissent sur le Rouge-et-Noir d’Ottawa

La région de l’Outaouais va bientôt accueillir un nouveau club de football. Ce sera la 3e fois que l’équipe renait de ces cendres : les Ottawa Rough Riders ont fait faillite en 1996, et encore en 2006, sous le nom «Renegades». À l’époque, les partisans Franco-Ontariens (et Gatinois) s’attendaient à ce qu’une équipe en difficulté ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Ottawa’s RedBlacks, Redskins and Blackface

The National Capital Region will soon welcome a new CFL football club. This will be the third time the team rises from its ashes: the Ottawa Rough Riders went bankrupt in 1996, and again in 2006 under the Renegades moniker. At the time, Franco-Ontarian football fans (and those in nearby Gatineau, QC) expected a club ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The O stands for Originality, aka the oxymoron to "Ottawa"

This article was published in The Huffington Post Canada. Read it here and post a comment! This week is momentous for legions of moms and women in general: the “Big O” is comin’ to town. Yes, the former Queen of Television, the one then-Senator Obama called “possibly the most influential woman in the country” , ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La Banque du Canada dit non au reflet de la diversité sur les dollars -OU – La xénophobie structurelle à la Banque du Canada: le jupon qui dépasse

Quand la nouvelle est tombée l’été dernier que la Banque du Canada avait effectué un nettoyage ethnique dans les images imprimées sur la monnaie canadienne, le faux-pas a fait le tour du monde. Dans un focus group, certains intervenants xénophobes se sont insurgés contre l’image d’une femme aux traits asiatiques sur (Read more…)

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Top Twenty Things Harper Can Do with Money Saved from Cancelled F-35 Purchase

Looks like Christmas came early : the news leaked that the much-criticized F-35 military jet purchase, first estimated at $16Billion or  $25Billion or $30B or $40B, has been cancelled. Did Harper finally come to his senses about a jet which was rumoured not to function in nordic climates, have radar issues, and ever-growing costs. Halleluiah! ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: The Guardian : What ails Canada?

Maple leaf ragged: what ails Canada? Country's increasingly hardline stances on immigration (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rachel-decoste/kenney-immigration_b_1411909.html), tar sands, indigenous people and Quebec separatism (http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/rachel-decoste/pq-immigration_b_1842349.html) spark soul-searching. On the topic of Immigration Canada is one of the few countries in the world that still looks to immigration as a tool for nation-building – 20% of Canadians were born abroad, ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper trumpeted his lust for Brit colonialism in 2006 speech

At the heart of our relationship is the golden circle of the Crown which links us all together with the majestic past that takes us back to the Tudors, the Plantagenets, the Magna Carta, habeas corpus, petition of rights, and English common law […] all those massive stepping stones which the people of the British ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Stephen Harper jubilait son admiration pour la colonisation britannique dans un discours de 2006

Au cœur de notre relation se trouve le cercle de la Couronne, qui nous relie tous avec son passé majestueux qui nous ramène à l’époque des Tudors, des Plantagenets, de la Magna Carta, de l’habeas corpus, de la pétition des Droits, et de la Loi du peuple britannique […] tous ces grandes étapes que la ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Separatist candidate: pick immigrants based on ethnicity?

The French version of this article is available on HuffingtonPost Quebec website.  La version française de ce billet est disponible sur le site du HuffingtonPost Québec. Parti Québécois candidate suggests racial profiling immigrants based on ethnicity on live radio. Jean-François Lisée, star candidate of the Parti Québécois, embraced the same doctrine (Read more…)

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: La xénophobie qui déferle au QC et au ROC

Le Canada est un pays qui se félicite pour son inclusion de plusieurs races et ethnies, qui aime s’appuyer fièrement sur le pilier du multiculturalisme, et qui aime fêter ses communautés culturelles d’un océan à l’autre. Les bavures de cette semaine ont fait ressortir les profondes racines de préjugés qui datent des tous débuts de ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Canada’s Selective Immigration Strategy: an Evolution (Part 6/6)

1991 – REFORM PARTY RHETORICThe Reform’s early policy proposals for immigration were seen as highly controversial in Canada including a policy pamphlet called Blue Sheet that was issued in mid-1991 stating that Reformers opposed “any immigration based on race or creed or designed to radically or suddenly alter the ethnic makeup of Canada” . This ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Another brilliant move by the National Capital

They are closing the one and only tourist informtion centre. The one across from Parliament Hill, perfectly located where all the visitors get their maps and other userful tips in both official languages. Article : Ottawa’s only tourist centre to close. What will they think of next? Will they put bike lanes on a busy ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Another brilliant move by the National Capital

They are closing the one and only tourist informtion centre. The one across from Parliament Hill, perfectly located where all the visitors get their maps and other userful tips in both official languages. Article : Ottawa’s only tourist centre to close. What will they think of next? Will they put bike lanes on a busy ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Xenophobe, Thy Name is Hudak!

Ottawa-Nepean PC candidate Randall Denley: "People who come from other countries, I guess I call them foreigners". Almost 30% of Canadians in Ottawa are immigrants. The 2006 census counted 47% of Toronto as "foreigners". Sir John A. MacDonald was a Fob "foreigner" who became our Prime Minister. The tone in which Hudak and his goons ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: Reckless Rookie’s Road Map for Ontario Revealed

Redux: the diva loves alliteration. Here’s what the Tim Hudak Tories are promising:• MONEY- Couple income splitting up to $50,000; family earning $70,000 could savealmost $1,400 a year- 5% income tax cut on first $75,000 Does the person making $70k really need a tax break?– Doubling caregiver tax credit- Axing eco tax How does the ...

The Adventures of Diva Rachel: CSIS Screws Up. Again.

I am insulted that CSIS would willfully harm a national hero like Mubin Shaikh, the former CSIS and RCMP mole who prevented the Toronto 19 from bombing Parliament Hill.CSIS adds its own mole to terror listWikiLeaks has revealed that the Canadian Security Intelligence Service is still passing on to Washington the names of Canadian citizens ...