An Open Letter To The University Of Toronto Regarding The Demands Made By The Black Liberation Collective

I was a speaker at the rally but was unable to convey this information due to the ensuing chaos and attempt at censorship through the use of a white noise machine. Please give this a read as it outlines important information regarding the group that attempted to silence Professor Peterson and the advocates of free speech.

In his second video, Dr. Peterson speaks about the group called the Black Liberation Collective (BLC). This is the group that has issued a series of demands to the University of Toronto, and various other schools in North America. Their tactics are similar elsewhere, blocking streets, orchestrating sit-ins, and as we saw on Tuesday, silencing those who don’t completely buy into their agenda. There are ten demands from this group at U of T, one of which is the mandatory “anti-oppression” training program for everyone at the University. Administration has agreed to mandating HR staff undergo this program. The primary consulting group for the program is the BLC. The BLC however, is still demanding that a new breadth requirement be added for equity studies and also that all employees undertake this program.

This is problematic not only because it is mandated (under the assumption that everyone is sufficiently racist to need this re-training program) but also because the BLC has absolutely no legitimacy to be the group consulting on this matter! Here is the BLC’s statement of principle “On Violence…”