Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney: not dead enough.
In adjudicator with the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario has refused a request by Legal Aid Ontario to dismiss a long-standing racism complaint by the African Canadian Legal Clinic.
The audit began in April 2003 after a former employee went to LAO with concerns about financial and administrative mismanagement at the clinic. In October that year, audit results delivered to the clinic by LAO concluded many of the allegations were substantiated.
It also found client numbers were artificially inflated and that membership records were manipulated in order to influence the composition of the clinic’s board. (…)
Margaret Parsons, executive director of the clinic, publicly accused LAO of engaging in racial profiling and presuming guilt in its pursuit of its management following the release of the forensic audit. (…)
“It is anti-black racism in its purest form. . . . Sometimes I feel like we’re in 1950s Alabama, the way they treat us,” she told the Toronto Star at the time.
Except for the whole “you’re a highly paid lawyer — and also not dead” part!
My question is simple: why the hell are we forced to pay for an “African Canadian Legal Clinic”?