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#MyExperienceWithRacism – the CBC launches a campaign inviting minorities to bitch about racism

12 Nov

Air your grievances, bash whitey, blah blah blah

We asked Canadians to share their experiences with racism and prejudice with us. We also asked Canadians to send in solutions to the discrimination many of them describe.

Alright, CBC; I have some examples for you, since you asked:

#MyExperienceWithRacism: As a brown-skinned, mixed-race Canadian, I have experienced prejudice from other minority group members at places of higher learning and workplaces, for not being the type of brown person they think I should be. For instance, in the early nineties, after dropping my hitherto-then liberalism, when I went through my somewhat neo-conservative phase and watched Rush Limbaugh’s TV show in my university residence apartment, and enjoyed his skewering of liberals, my East Indian roommate called me an ‘Uncle Tom’, and was angry that I didn’t embrace prog leftist politics like he did; he saw my being conservative as a betrayal of my heritage. I’ve also been called a ‘coconut’ – brown on the outside, white on the inside. (The non-white bigots fail to remember that I am half-white, so if I am a ‘coconut’, I come by it honestly, due to being half-white, raised in small-town Ontario, and pretty much thoroughly culturally assimilated. Not that I give a crap what they think.)

Also, I have found that by my not really being a ‘desi‘, but more or less a pretty much thoroughly culturally assimilated, small-town Canadian, has alienated me somewhat from fitting in socially with urban folks of minority persuasions, at different educational institutions and workplaces. I’ve found that most non-European-background minority group members only want to associate with their own kind and/or other non-European-background minorities, and have as little to do with ordinary Canadians (i.e. white Canadians, whether English-Canadians or French-Canadians) as they possibly can. I’ve heard minority group members in Ottawa, where there are lots of French-Canadians, making fun of them, and/or wondering aloud why they can’t have names that are easier to pronounce (as if their names are any easier for either French-Canadians or English-Canadians to pronounce, at first, until learning how). Sometimes I’ve been only marginally tolerated by minority folks I’ve lived / studied / worked with; other times, there’s been outright hostility and/or exclusion.

My solutions?

Cut back greatly on immigration of people who aren’t of European descent, who aren’t culturally western, and who often as a result have axes to grind, chips on their shoulders about ‘colonialism’ and western ways in general; do this by cutting back greatly on immigration from all such countries where the majority aren’t westerners. Toss out laws that provide for easy ‘family reunification’, i.e. allowing people who are admitted to sponsor all their relatives to join them in immigrating here. Tighten up the definitions of what officially constitutes a ‘refugee’, so that people who really aren’t suffering persecution of one kind or another, but are merely ‘economic migrants’ simply seeking a better life, don’t get to claim refugee status and get away with it; make them instead apply to immigrate just like everyone else. (Following my previous recommendations, of course.) Make it easier for Europeans, and folks from other mostly white countries, to immigrate here if they apply, and have useful, employable skills. Change the laws so that, for instance, if a doctor wants to immigrate here, you can legally require him to agree to move to rural locations where there tend to be shortages of doctors, and set up a practice there for at least a decade, rather than all-too-typically heading to a metropolis where he can live among an expatriate community of his own people, and where there aren’t typically shortages of qualified doctors in the first place. Do the same for other professions, as is sensible, according to where the needs are greatest in each case. This will cut down at least to some extent, on the tendency of newcomers to congregate only in big cities where they can be amongst their own and thus not assimilate much, and will force some to have to get used to living amongst ordinary Canadians in the boonies, without many of their own kind around.

End official ‘multiculturalism’ policies that discourage immigrants from assimilating in the slightest degree. If we’re going to have public education, let’s use it to inculcate patriotism and loyalty in the offspring of newcomers, rather than celebrating ‘diversity’. No more banning of Christmas, Halloween, etc. at schools; instead, teach respect for the adopted country of their parents, for our western culture and ways.

Establish a conditional form of citizenship for newcomers, with provisions that grant them all the same rights as those born here as long as they do not commit a crime, but if they do, no matter how minor, grant the government the ability to strip them of said citizenship and deport them. But give their offspring born here full citizenship, so that if they break the law, they could end up separated from their children. Together, in addition to disincentivizing law-breaking of any kind, it should help serve to disincentivize acting out on prejudices retained from the old country against those of other groups, and thus, help to encourage them to strive to fit in, be good citizens, etc. And further, it would let them know that being here is a privilege, not a right; revocable if they fail to meet the necessary conditions; that will also help encourage them, if they still wish to come here, to make a new start, and focus on becoming truly Canadian, being grateful for the opportunity, rather than feeling entitled to it.

In short, let in less of them; encourage those admitted already, or who we do still admit, and their children, to assimilate more; even try to force some to do so by dictating where they may live, by not letting them rush to move to places where their own kind are; force them to be where they mostly aren’t, among ordinary Canucks.

Thus, my solutions to the kind of racism I’ve most often encountered in my adult life, which IMO is far more of a bigger deal than any white racism I encountered in my earlier years; I rarely encounter any of that kind any more; the new kind is far more prevalent today.

So, CBC, how’s that?

Oh, I know; doesn’t fit with your desired prog narrative, does it?

Aw shucks; guess I’se jist a coconut Uncle Tom, ain’t she? 😉

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26 Comments

Posted by on November 12, 2014 in Canada, race, The Kulturkampf

 

26 responses to “#MyExperienceWithRacism – the CBC launches a campaign inviting minorities to bitch about racism

  1. electricangel

    November 12, 2014 at 1:58 am

    balls, sir. Sometimes, I am not worthy.

     
  2. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 2:04 am

    🙂

    Thanks!

     
  3. Gary Seven

    November 12, 2014 at 4:04 am

    Outfuckingstanding, sir! My hat is off to you.

     
  4. Eric

    November 12, 2014 at 4:18 am

    I’m not Canadian, but I’ll offer mine;

    “One of my forefathers served in the American Revolution and became an opponent of slavery. His was disinherited by his father and driven from the plantation to become a pioneer in the West. Later, he worked on the Underground Railroad with Allen Pinkerton and was sentenced to death in absentia by the Confederate Government.

    “Two of my other relatives went to Andersonville, one came back permanently disabled. Another lost a thumb in the Civil War.

    “My great-grandfather had to fight the Ku Klux Klan because he allowed black business associates into his home.

    “My great-uncle went to the Battle of the Bulge and his brothers were shot down and killed to prove that the German side of my family was loyal to the United States.

    “Now today, any place I go I hear: ‘No Dogs or White Men Need Apply’ because we oppressed minorities and have no idea what it’s like to be discriminated against.”

    Think the CBC will print that?

     
  5. BB753

    November 12, 2014 at 4:36 am

    Is that your actual backgrounfd, Will? Or just made up for the occasion?

     
  6. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 9:19 am

    @ BB: WTF? Why would I lie about something like that?

    I have discussed my racial background before:

    https://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2011/12/06/christianity-and-interracial-marriage/

    https://patriactionary.wordpress.com/2014/08/21/on-race-and-culture/

    @ Gary 7: Thanks!

    @ Eric: About as likely as they’d print my testimonial. 🙂

     
  7. Cecil Henry

    November 12, 2014 at 9:40 am

    ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY IS WHITE GENOCIDE!

    ITs a crime. PERIOD.

     
  8. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 9:44 am

    And who decided to allow white countries to host everyone?

    Liberal whites who hate their own people, of course.

     
  9. Boom!

    November 12, 2014 at 10:46 am

    Now that’s my kinda coconut! Rock on brother!

     
  10. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Thanks, man! 🙂

     
  11. BB753

    November 12, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Not lying Will. I thought you were trolling CBC. And trying to make your opinions as respectable as possible by posing as bi-racial. I didn’t know about your roots, Will. Not a common mixture, BTW.

     
  12. Kilrud

    November 12, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    You can’t be brown! And if you are, you’re definitely not “authentic” :p

    Great suggestions for immigration reform, especially methods of incentivizing assmilimation. I remember some sob stories from NPR when the US was importing busloads of children from Central America. It was all about kids who hadn’t seen their parents in years, and I ended up getting angry at the parents that seemingly abandoned them.

     
  13. Will S.

    November 12, 2014 at 1:36 pm

    @ BB: I don’t ‘troll’ sites by misleading them; I’d consider lying about that, or anything else, reprehensible. Better for us to be honest, and shock them with truths they can’t handle. 🙂

    Fair enough; I don’t talk about my background that often, because most of the time, it’s not relevant. 🙂

    Indeed, it isn’t a very common mixture, overall. But I have seen more such intermarriages like that of my parents’, occurring amongst younger people these days, than used to be the case.

    @ Kilrud: To be honest, being half-brown and half-white, I’m kinda beige in tone. 😉

    Thanks!

    Mexico really needs to tighten up its southern border, and stop letting Centroamericanos enter, en route to America. Of course, they also need to solve their drug cartel problems, too; probably first.

     
  14. Lena S.

    November 13, 2014 at 9:14 am

     
  15. Will S.

    November 13, 2014 at 9:34 am

    Lena, it says “This video is not available in your country.”, alas…

     
  16. Lena S.

    November 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Weird. It’s Monty Python “Never Be Rude To An Arab”.

     
    • Will S.

      November 13, 2014 at 12:19 pm

      Ah. I don’t recall seeing that skit of theirs.

       
  17. Will S.

    November 13, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Some Russian politician wants to counter the growing Muslim population by inviting in lots of Chinese, North Koreans, and Japanese:

    http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-30019330

    Brilliant plan. What could possibly go wrong, other than being outbred by the Asians? 🙂

     
  18. oogenhand

    November 16, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Reblogged this on oogenhand.

     
  19. oogenhand

    November 16, 2014 at 9:34 am

    YOU a coconut?! Think of Rotherham e.a. …

     
  20. Will S.

    November 16, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    e.a.?

    What about Rotherham? I’m not a Muslim rape gang member in the U.K., thank you very much!

    Yes, I’m half-white and half-East-Indian.

    (Though East Indians are part-Caucasian, part-Dravidian, so I suppose maybe I’m 3/4 white. I am noticeably brown in complexion, however light a shade of brown.)

     
  21. Will S.

    November 19, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    Oh, you meant that any offspring resulting from those rapes might look like me; is that it?

    Well, then, I guess SOME good might then arise from that great evil. 😉

     
  22. Will S.

    November 19, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Anyway, those gang members were anything BUT coconuts; not assimilated to Western ways, in the least.

    Like I said, we need less of that, and more assimilation.

    Like me! 🙂

     
  23. Will S.

    November 20, 2014 at 9:25 am

    @ Lena: I decided to try playing the video again, and it worked this time. Hilarious! 🙂

     

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