July 21, 2006

July 21, 2006: Your preference is ... ?

The link leads to the pictures.

The news: Rampant tokenism in Vancouver John Geiger, National Post, July 18, 2006

As part of a "rebranding" exercise, Vancouver City Council is scheduled to consider today a report on the many "challenges" associated with the continued use by the municipality of its coat of arms as the city's main visual identity. But in truth, there is really only one challenge facing Vancouver's politicians: How do they get rid of whitey? [....]

Unfortunately, in the case of Vancouver, the heralds did not take sufficiently into account two factors: political correctness and tokenism.

[....] a lumberman and fisherman. It is these two white men who have proven to be such a headache for the "progressive organization" that is the City of Vancouver. [....]

The pictures: Which version of Vancouver's coat of arms do you prefer?


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