“Not black enough?” Yes, this was the basis of the discrimination claim raised by a self-described “bi-racial” former employee of Nova Scotia’s Black Educators Association. She alleged that she was fired as a regional educator because of her color and race (as well as age).
The Canadian Press reports that she sued and was awarded $11,000 in damages and lost income by an independent human rights board of inquiry, whose chairman held that she was “terminated because she had been successfully undermined in her employment by one of her subordinates. … It is clear to me that [she] was undermined in part because she was younger than, and not as black as, [the subordinate] thought that [she] should be.”
Racism, or “colourism,” as the inquiry board in this case called it, seems to know no limits.