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White Librarian Hates Whites So Much, She’ll Only Hire Non-White Managers

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White Librarian Hates Whites So Much, She’ll Only Hire Non-White Managers

What do you call it when you despise your own people so much that you’ll only hire non-Whites? Would treason be too strong a word. Beth Davies is White. She’s the Chief Librarian at the Burnaby Public Library. Oh, yes she identifies as “a settler on indigenous land.” This trendy guiltmongering is nonsense. If the person posturing as a “settler on indigenous land”, really feels she’s an interloper, why not give her home back to the local tribe and return to the European land of her origin? Anyway, Beth Davies is the Chief Librarian of the Burnaby Public Library — public, as in supported by taxpayers, who are mostly White, The National Post (June 25, 2024) reports: “

In one of the more unabashed examples of race-based hiring in the Canadian public service, B.C.’s Burnaby Public Library boasted in a recent report that by explicitly rejecting white applicants, they’ve been able to hire exclusively non-white managers and executives since 2021.

Known as the Special Hiring Program, the policy has been overseen by Chief Librarian Beth Davies, a self-described “settler on Indigenous land” who also happens to occupy the only top-level job in the library system explicitly shielded from preferential hiring under the program.

In a recent report tabled before the library’s board of directors, Davies praised the Special Hiring Program, but noted that it applies to top leadership positions “except that of Chief Librarian.'” If she so despises White people, why not lead the way and give up her own position to the first applicant who “identifies as a person of colour?

“Since 2021, Burnaby Public Library has required that in hiring for select top-level positions (what they called an “exempt staff group”), managers “only look at résumés from white candidates if there isn’t a sufficient pool of qualified racialized candidates,” wrote Davies in her report.

In the interim three years, the library has advertised for five leadership positions, and for each they have only considered applicants who “self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a person of colour.”

“We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply,” reads the description for one such posting, a manager of community development. [This advertisement is a blatant lie. Clearly, not ALL ethnicities are welcome, at least not Whites, the Dispossessed Majority!]

But as per policy, any ethnicity or culture not meeting the guidelines had no chance. As per Davies’ report, a total of 84 white candidates applied for the five positions, only to have their applications rejected outright. In each instance, only non-white candidates advanced to the interview phase. [So, 84 White candidates didn’t even get an interview to demonstrate their qualifications — victims of anti-White discrimination!]

The B.C. Human Rights Code prohibits discriminatory hiring based on race or ancestry, but the Burnaby Public Library is one of several dozen organizations that have been granted a special exemption by the B.C. Human Rights Commissioner to openly deny employment to select demographic groups.” The “rights” guaranteed by the B.C. Human Rights Commission do not include White rights.

Burnaby taxpayers should REVOLT. Go to the next Library Board meeting and protest. Take your protest to City Hall. Why should White taxpayers pay taxes to support an out-of-control racist anti-White institutions which won’t even considere them for hiring to certain management positions?

Burnaby Public LibraryOne of the four branches of the Burnaby Public Library. Photo by Wikimedia Commons/Country wind

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In one of the more unabashed examples of race-based hiring in the Canadian public service, B.C.’s Burnaby Public Library boasted in a recent report that by explicitly rejecting white applicants, they’ve been able to hire exclusively non-white managers and executives since 2021.

Known as the Special Hiring Program, the policy has been overseen by Chief Librarian Beth Davies, a self-described “settler on Indigenous land” who also happens to occupy the only top-level job in the library system explicitly shielded from preferential hiring under the program.

In a recent report tabled before the library’s board of directors, Davies praised the Special Hiring Program, but noted that it applies to top leadership positions “except that of Chief Librarian.”

Since 2021, Burnaby Public Library has required that in hiring for select top-level positions (what they called an “exempt staff group”), managers “only look at résumés from white candidates if there isn’t a sufficient pool of qualified racialized candidates,” wrote Davies in her report.

In the interim three years, the library has advertised for five leadership positions, and for each they have only considered applicants who “self-identify as Indigenous, Black or a person of colour.”

“We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ages, ethnicities, cultures, abilities, sexual orientations, and life experiences to apply,” reads the description for one such posting, a manager of community development.

But as per policy, any ethnicity or culture not meeting the guidelines had no chance. As per Davies’ report, a total of 84 white candidates applied for the five positions, only to have their applications rejected outright. In each instance, only non-white candidates advanced to the interview phase.

The B.C. Human Rights Code prohibits discriminatory hiring based on race or ancestry, but the Burnaby Public Library is one of several dozen organizations that have been granted a special exemption by the B.C. Human Rights Commissioner to openly deny employment to select demographic groups.