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McMaster University uploads racially discriminatory job postings

"For these positions, McMaster seeks qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of Black/African descent and lived experience," the job posting reads.

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McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario uploaded job postings in November which discriminate on the basis of race, seeking to "contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties."

"For these positions, McMaster seeks qualified individuals who self-identify as persons of Black/African descent and lived experience," the job posting reads. "Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant and networked campus community of Black scholars, supported by the longstanding African and Caribbean Faculty Association of McMaster (ACFAM) and local African and Caribbean associations within the Hamilton region."

Employment discrimination on the basis of race is illegal in Ontario. According to the Ontario Human Rights Commission's website, "[the Canadian Human Rights Code] states that every person has a right to equal treatment with respect to employment without discrimination or harassment because of race," among various other factors.

The job posting says the hiring practice "strives to embody the values of respect, collaboration and diversity, and welcomes applicants who share our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusive excellence." Under the critical social justice concept of "equity," racial and other forms of discrimination are actively encouraged in order to achieve an equal outcome across groups, as opposed to an equal opportunity approach which would seek to give all applicants a fair and equal ability to compete for a position.

McMaster University is not the only Canadian university to come under fire for racial discrimination in recent weeks. The University of British Columbia recently faced a scandal whereby the university's Residence Life approved and sent out a document to one of their residencies describing Asian students as having "yellow privilege." UBC later apologized for the document.

McMaster University did not respond to The Post Millennial's request for comment.

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