We Must Never Forget Racism alive and well at a few events in Toronto. Nonetheless, blacks still attend. Goes back to 2006.


Miss CHIN Bikini Pageant (Please read comments below)

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1. Jason “pyro” Putt (48 months ago | reply)

ride her cowboy >:)

2. hc916 (48 months ago | reply)

Daniel, Yes I saw this incident, which was one row behind me, and was disturbed by it. I was upset the police only arrested the black man, and I believe all three white men involved should have been arrested as well. This old and rude white man, earlier in the day, had told me to move as well. Thanks for writing about this incident. I was too disturbed to take a photo of the incident.

3. kevinlamphoto (48 months ago | reply)

You always seem to be at the right places at the right time in Toronto! ūüôā — Seen in Toronto (?)

4. Air || http://www.ntropy.us (48 months ago | reply)

amazing how this old guy caused all this trouble and nobody did anything about him. I was going to go, but decided not to, I guess it was a good choice.

5. jannx – equal eyes (48 months ago | reply)

CHIN’s picnic is held in a public place. The victim should press charges. It couldn’t be difficult to find the people wearing the CHIN T-shirts who attacked him.

The police should also be onto this or else they are complict in this attack. This isn’t an act that can be dismissed as ‘boys having fun’ this was racial and there are laws to deal with those men involved. The old man is also involved as a CHIN worker and should be pursued.

6. squeeze_diego (48 months ago | reply)

Yes I was at the event. I am ashamed because I am Italian, this young man was assaulted by 3 maybe 4 guys, they grabbed him from behind and tackled him to the ground, one guy was holding his hands the other guy was holding legs down and the other guy was hitting him repeatedly in the head, they kept saying you like to beat on old men nigger an monkey,monkey_____the old guy kept laughing and saying beat the black monkey, Taking pictures of our fucking girls.

after that he was picking on an Indian guy telling him to move and asking him what is he doing at picnic…..this guy and everyone would tell you was a pain they should have got rid of old guy THE police never really listened to black guy because when they came he was kinda of gaining advantage he had guy in head lock, but black guy never really got to get in groove, Alot of people felt for the black guy because he never really did anything, he did not hit the old man and did not deserve to be called a nigger, The chin staff should be ashamed because they witnessed and never defended this guy. the television crew decided not film or take pics bad for publicity. One lady was upset because she noticed how roughly they hand cuffed the black fella. the cuff were alomost cutting is skin, he was screaming to police to loosen the cuffs The white guy who did everything was cuff and cuffs were released or more relaxed. I do not have many black friends but this is so unfair, many of performers and black people in the crowd would say the samething I was very surprised that it never got any air play

7. N Dave Johnson (48 months ago | reply)

Holy crap!! That is brutal! The cops should bust the white guys and the old man, too!!

8. ulla* (48 months ago | reply)

This sounds totally crazy. Unbelievable this can happen in a public space with so many witnesses. I don’t think it’s too late for you who were there, to report this, and get the story straight. And Daniel, I am sorry that you’ve decided not to ever come back to Toronto. One of the reasons I love this city, is because of it’s diversity and multi-culturism. I have to say though, since I come from Sweden orginally, that racism exists there too. I think Swedes sometimes adapt a “holier-than-thou” attitude when talking about other countries, but fail to see the problems in their own backyard. This could very well happen there too.

9. Pebbz (48 months ago | reply)

Wow, I’m shocked and sad to read such a story. If I didnt know you Henry, I would have thought this was entirely made up.

10. cronik1 (48 months ago | reply)

I was on the T.T.C. (subway train) when an old man spoke rudely to me, I said, “NO speak english” THE OLD MAN! became, very abusive towards me! he finally told me to go to where I cam from! then I answered in English! I was born in Toronto!!! everyone in and around us laughed at the old man!

11. Vinos-photo (48 months ago | reply)

so have any of you gone to the police as witnesses?

12. CraigShipp.com Photos – Events / People / Places (48 months ago | reply) Hi, I’m an admin for a group called Pageant Photos – Worldwide, and we’d love to have your photo added to the group.

13. MangAndri …on/off (48 months ago | reply)

wow…..

14. axndr (48 months ago | reply)

Whats even more amazingly shocking is that all of you ( the persons who witnessed this) all stood by and watched this happen and did nothing?! None of you even took photos of this?!

15. rpn_student (48 months ago | reply)

Will anyone go to police to help the guy out? You can make all the comments we want but he will sit in jail and rot if no one comes forward.

16. mandy_in_disguise (48 months ago | reply)

“Evil prevails when good men fail to act.” Congratulations folks.

17. hc916 (48 months ago | reply)

As the poster of this photo and the comments asking people to read this thread, I must say I have made efforts to have this issue known. See the number of hits on this photo as one measure. Further, I have answered questions from a reporter of a national newspaper who is investigating this incident.

18. mandy_in_disguise (48 months ago | reply)

keep us posted

19. blackjamesdean1965 (48 months ago | reply)

I would like to thank Mr. Henry Chan and all the others who have made this case be known to our community. The past 4 weeks or so I have listened to your kind regards and suggestions. I am the victim. Hopefully with some hard work and a good lawyer we can get some protection for all photographers and people in general. I do not know if Henry or anyone realizes this, but in Canada you would see much envy and jealousy. Henry like myself takes pride in is camera gear and his self my first and only option was to protect my camera as they tackled I did not want to fall on the camera or damage the lense etc. After being held down and taking so many shots, I tried to relax and gain upper hand, Just at the time when you are recovering the police appears. The hand cuffs were locked on my hands so tight I still bear the marks, and my shoulder is still sore from being hand cuffed. To make worse I was hit by a car earlier in the day by a chin employee, he also tried to drive away, The car hit my leg and damaged one of my wide angle lenses. It was not a good day. Now tha story as been networked, I am looking for a good lawyer who needs money, Maybe we could get a documentary out of this. I will look at Macleans , metro and some other mags to publish this story I would like to take a swipe at many publications including, the national post, sun, etc………..Hopefully with the production of this story we can spring some passes to the film festival party, sympathy thing…I will give these passes to whomever is associated or have stressed concern. I believe it is a good story to promote____I see some posistive and advantages for us as artist. At this picnic I saw too many jealousy people staring at people camera equipment or jacket or whatever. So many ethnics including blacks like myself have worked so hard to have peace…….And then to be accosted by Irish and Italian racist hooligans.. I can get my gang and win but I choose to win the court room and the internet, mags etc I have look at some of your work on this site Henry I am really impressed. Courtney I will post some more details on the case and the reporter Katie Rook I believe

cannot be trusted……I contacted her weeks ago and she as not returned my emails or phone calls. I believe she is looking for flaws in this story they are no flaws……. check the security camera . Katie Rook herself is or was a student at Ryerson thew ryerson newspaper refused to do a story on racism or unfair practices at the school.. I mean they had jews haters . niggers slashed across wall, woords like chink, packie etc…….. This article is posted on my online site which is located at http://www.crystalcavechronicles.com/

Courtney!!! I will post a picture of myself very soon

20. blackjamesdean1965 (47 months ago | reply)

I am in the process of looking for a good lawyer or ambitious lawyer, who can see the money in this, We do have a couple of things to keep back from the public for now until the trial. I am looking at MACLEANS magazine as opposed to the National, The metro news and global mail also have dibs on this story, The pot is stirring just around Caribana time and should come out eirther before or after Caribana, that will give the racist part of Canada something to savor.

Courtney Duncan http://www.crystalcavechronicles.com/

21. iFool (47 months ago | reply)

I was there on the following day. I was wondering why the place was crawling with cops. It was a big change from the previous year.

I urge those of you that had witnessed the incident to come forward. It sounds to me that the guy with the cane had done this sort of things before and he will do it again to other innocent people. To him, it’s strictly a power trip. This time he used racial remarks, next time, could be gender or sexual orientations. “It’s the bottom line not the colour line.” Eventually, he will get to you or someone you love.

22. mz_mehreen (43 months ago | reply)

ooh i remember this happening lol this was the first time i was at chin picnic and this really disturbed me eww freakin white ppl why r they so racist for…..i saw this incident when the black guy got beaten down by those white guyz. honestly i think this was totally unfair that the cops arrested him only and did not consider listening to the argument of that guy and later realized that he was the one jumped down lol seriously this country is messed up i thought we lived in a multicultural society rather than a racist society lol i think i should be scared now cuz i m brown and who knows how safe it is for other race to live here

23. Boredom Time! (42 months ago | reply)

Why didn’t anybody take photographs of the incident. hello??

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25. cyanclaws13 (39 months ago | reply)

Hmmm… yeah I remember this day at chin picnic. I saw three things that made the picnic very sad-People were using racial slurs towards blacks-they were saying there should be no niggers in the Chin pageant-I also saw a black guy get hit buy a car which was driven by a drunk guy. The guy tried to drive away but the black limped in front of car and swore at him. The guy then jumped out of the car, by the looks of it, he was drunk and had a drink in his hand-The other guy who was in the passenger seat was younger and said something like are you okay? we are with the chin picnic. He works for chin, he is exec he did not see you-By the looks of it, the black guy got hit on the back of the leg and banged his camera pretty bad too. The guy was checking his lense, he swore and said something like my, if anything is wrong with my camera you will pay-then the woman from back seat said something like you don’t seem hurt and your camera is fine. The black guy took some pics of the license plate and they drove away really quick. I believe they gave him the finger but I’m not exactly sure but the woman in the back said something and she had her hands in the air, like the middle finger-It was something in another language I guess Italian not sure. About an hour or so later I was watching the girls pageant and there was a big fight-I did not see the fight but people were yelling why are you only arresting the black dude-

I did not see fight I was on the other side when I got to that side it was really packed-people were saying it was 5 on 1. I remember a guy yelling he was behind the fence in VIP section he was saying something like we don’t want this action for the television–this will screw up the entire fucking picnic. I followed the police to where the black guy was he was hand cuffed really tight and he could not stand up-he kept falling because the cuffs were on real tight he was saying loosen the cuffs because he could not breathe too-then they brought the other guy he was cuffed loose from the front and he was sitting on another bench drinking some water having a conversation with the cop. This was the Saddest thing I have ever seen in T/O. Now I can honestly say that I understand now why black people hate cops and do not really care about them. They had some old people and they were saying shit like, one old guy, get the fucking dirty nigger off the property-This Dude should write a letter to the Prime Minister. I think anyone who was at the picnic will understand when I say it will really hurt the image of blacks and whites And any black person or white person or brown who does not want to side with this poor black guy–They are really cruel.

I am signing now because I just ran into this thing by chance but I no a few people who were at the picnic-everyone seen this they took films of it but I guess they sold the films to chin picnic or something-They even have cameras on the grounds so they should look at cameras and you would see what I am saying is no fukin lies guys Racist Italians and Cops at picnic. Someone saying when they were writing up the ticket that means the black dude was charged I don’t know the guy But I feel him.

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