This gets quote of the day honours without question.
Members of Toronto’s Chinese Canadian National Council are upset about a new booklet produced by local government that is intended to help small business owners in the area better understand Chinese employees they may interview or hire.
I haven’t seen enough of what’s gotten them upset to comment on that aspect of things, so instead I’ll point out the fantastic doublespeak response offered by Leslie Walker, CEO of the Richmond Hill Chamber of Commerce.
“I wouldn’t call it a stereotype, I would call it a generalization. But if you read the book, you’ll understand it’s not meant to hurt, it’s meant to help, any of the generalizations are not negative,” says the executive of unknown (to me anyway since Leslie can be either one) gender.
The article this greatness was pulled from can be found here.