Thank you for the recognition, support and kind words @SamTecle!

You too are a force, a gift to our City brother!

We will not be silenced. We will win! Together we succeed!
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Brother @SamTecle, I watched the video of the 2014 Mayoral Debate again and am reminded how Jane-Finch boldly stood up for & with me!

Together we succeed!

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What the Jane & Finch Community audience publicly & actively did was the example of what we should be doing.

Jane & Finch’s example was the example of outrage for the nonsense going on during that election.
I expected to see this response at other ‘debates’.

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I expected other audiences to do something about the discrimination/exclusion happening right infront of them. Instead of taking action against the exclusion/discrimination happening right in front of them, they co-signed what was happening by remaining silent & doing nothing.
Was I too hopeful to expect people to do the right thing?
Was I too expectant that people would do the right thing?
Was what I wanted for Toronto & what everyone ‘said’ they wanted for Toronto in conflict?
We claim we want #inclusion, but when they opportunity arises people fail.
It was my expectation that the viewing audience, who most of the time happen to be a majority of white people, would not allow democracy to be disrupted the way that they did.

They allowed/created obstacles
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The public display of the disruption of democracy was lost on the media- instead, the co-signers leading with headlines of “disrupter, debate crasher, etc...”

What should have been obvious was overlooked by narrative authors & co-signers of the status quo.
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Exposure of the fallacy/the pretense of so called social justice ‘Activists/Advocates’ who so widely espouse calls for equity, democracy, ending racism & discrimination, etc...etc... the same so called progressive people who, through their inaction, continue mediocrity & the...
...the same so called progressive people who, through their inaction, continue mediocrity & maintain the status quo was on full display at those debates.

Remember what the Honourable Reverend Martin Luther King said about the white moderate?

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Remember what our wise, powerful sister Ms. Maya Angelou said regarding “when people show themselves the first time”?

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Everyone watching ‘debates’ where I was excluded saw that John Tory did not say/do anything to ensure #inclusion. Mr. Tory did nothing to ensure #democracy.
He even told former Global News Reporter Peter Kim that white privilege doesn’t exist- yet people still gave him their vote
Instead of choosing what we want and what Toronto needs, we did what we always do. The election resulted in another rich white guy in a suit with no ideas, plans, or proactive solutions who, IMO, was able to buy the 2014 Toronto Municipal Election.

What did #TORONTO get?
The media controlled the narrative & some voting members of the Public went willingly along with the white saviour complex. When are we going to accept the fact that we’re in the situation we’re in because we fail to be inclusive minded?

A lot of folks keep choosing status quo
Community provides insightful solutions all.the.time. but they’re never implemented. Isn’t it time to lead with fresh perspectives?!

How can ethnocultural insights be utilized to implement best practices without lived & engaged perspectives leading the Decision making?

There’s a special rule for Candidates elected as Mayor- the Mayor gets special privileges to move on the plans they publicly campaign on. My #CommunityWellness, #inclusion plans & solutions have been & are front & centre.

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Don’t we all want to have inclusive, proactive solutions implemented to ensure that we all have the ability to live & thrive?

#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall
It’s about time we have leadership that we’ve literally never seen or experienced before with imaginative, insightful and innovative plans to empower, inspire, engage, build and liven up Toronto to be what Toronto should be- a vibrant, inclusive, accessible, world class city that
..... a City that is the epitome of #equity wherein its Residents and visitors feel like we all have the ability to live & thrive!

#TOpoli #TORONTO #ElectionTO #OurTorontoToo #OurCityHallToo #OurCityHall
Brother @SamTecle, @JFAAP, @BLM_TO, sisters & brothers in the struggle & our many allies keep amplifying, empowering & encouraging folks!

Lateral support & the ability to sustain these Community support systems is what we need more of!

Together we succeed!

#TOpoli #ElectionTO
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