Monday, 3 November 2008

Diversity Is Our Strength: Racial Tensions Between Blacks and South Asians A Reality For Brampton.

When reading this article from the Toronto Star keep in mind that only whites are racists.

I also want to warn all "progressives" that the linked article doesn't gel with the multicultural, multiracial Utopian fantasy land that exists only in their heads and where the rides are free (but white males have to stand at the back of the line 'til everyone else gets their turn). So you better skip this and put your heads back in the sand.

Brampton wrestles with teen solitudes

Tensions in high school reflect divisions between blacks and South Asians
Nov 01, 2008 04:30 AM
Sandro Contenta
Feature Writer


The day 14-year-old Ravi Dharamdial was stabbed to death, police entered Brampton's Harold M. Brathwaite Secondary School looking for a young black suspect.

Students were on edge. Some of the school's black pupils were especially concerned: They feared a backlash from students of South Asian background, says Brathwaite youth worker Everton Clennon.

"The black students in the school are scared to begin with," Clennon says. "They have to watch their backs when they're walking around the school."

Dharamdial's killing was the 24th in a record series of homicides in Peel Region this year, and raised questions about racial tensions in Brampton. Strains are being fed by a sharp increase in visible minorities, culture clashes in the home, "seething anger" from black youths feeling discriminated against, and a dearth of services and activities to channel restless young hormones.

It's often said that schools reflect their community. Clennon, for one, sees tensions in the hallways of Brathwaite, a 6-year-old school of 1,500 students in north Brampton. They culminated like a scene from a Greek epic poem, with each group selecting a "champion" for a one-on-one battle, Clennon says.

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Seven years ago, whites were 60 per cent of the population. By 2006, visible minorities were 57 per cent. South Asians are the largest visible minority: 32 per cent of the population, more than doubled in the past five years. Blacks are second at about 12 per cent – up by 66 per cent. No other minority forms more than 3 per cent.

Some refer to the city's South Asian and black communities as "two solitudes." But Nurse, who represents north Brampton, says high schools are spearheading bridge-building efforts.

"If we do not keep pushing towards greater understanding on both sides, we could run into a problem in the future," she says. "I think there's enough smart people in this area who recognize it could turn into something explosive."

Race matters! We can pretend it doesn't but let's live in the real world shall we? And the more racially diverse this country gets the more racist Canadian society will become.

I argue that the best way to fight racism is to maintain the strength of the racial host majority with a collective visible minority population at no more than 15% of the populace. This way the host majority will not feel threatened of being turned into a racial minority group within their country and will be more accepting of racial minority groups. Otherwise you turn society into a combat arena with each racial group vying for economic and political supremacy and influence because after all, demography is destiny. Canadian society becomes fractured and clannish and Brampton is an example of that.

This report reminds me of a few summers ago when Italian youths of Woodbridge, Ontario clashed with South Asian youths from the Rexdale neighbourhood of Toronto in a series of altercations. These two communities are separated by Steeles Avenue with Woodbridge to the north and Rexdale to the south. I can't imagine that relations have improved since then.

Canada's immigration system should take into account that the host majority is predominately of European origin and it should protect that, not replace it. This is something I support for every country. No immigration system should threaten to turn the racial majority of a country into a racial minority. It's bad social policy.

What is clear is that the multicultural model is being proven unworkable by those who are supposed to show that it works. The alleged racial and cultural harmony of Toronto's streets is largely a facade. It's superficial. Each ethnic group tolerates each other so long as "the other" stays on his or her side of the fence. A friendly "hello" will suffice but don't you dare let your son date my daughter. Any cultural exchange happens mostly in the workplace but hardly is any of it social.

The social "progressives" have turned Canada into a pet hobby of theirs eager to prove to themselves and the world that they are right, that you can cram people of every racial, religious, and ethnic group into a society and make it work even though they still haven't got it right on a global scale. Canada is my country, not some "progressive" elite's social experiment.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

""If we do not keep pushing towards greater understanding on both sides, we could run into a problem in the future," she says. "I think there's enough smart people in this area who recognize it could turn into something explosive.""

This IS the future!

The "smart people" forecasted these racial problems decades ago because we had a great example sitting right on our southern doorstep for all to see, but few liberal social engineers cared to notice despite clear evidence staring them in the face. With their brainwashed Marxist ideology uppermost in their minds, the duly indoctrinated drone proceeded to destroy our country by supporting the unnecessary influx of every race and creed around the world, EXCEPT white Europeans, into Canada.

Until about 25 years ago, Brampton was a fairly homogenous and stable working-class city with few minority faces. Now we're on the same slippery slope downwards as the once-mighty Detroit or Gary, Indiana.

Brampton demographics, 3rd category from the bottom HERE.

Nighted said...

We need a party similar to Britain's British Nation Party...and we need it NOW.

10 years ago in my city, you would see a black person maybe every 6 months, and it was usually one of the very few you would see.

Now they are everywhere and several can be seen anywhere you go in the city.

Immigration Canada is to blame as now it sends third world immigrants to "host" cities, where they must reside for 7 years (I believe) before relocating.

This is simply ethnic cleansing of the European settling immigrants who created EVERYTHING that is great about Canada. Third world immigrants have given nothing but stress and crime. The traitors who speak of the so-called "benefits" of racial/cultural diversity are flat out lying and are guilty and should all be prosecuted.

Anonymous said...

Wow, this blog is crazy racist1

I'm actually shocked that such ignorance exists in Canada?

My family is multiracial - black, white, and Hispanic - and we really ARE very happy as a unit! Sorry if your experience has been different, but just because YOUR experience doesn't jive, doesn't mean it's all a "lie!"

PaxCanadiana said...

Wow, this blog is crazy racist1

Ah, looks like you just arrived here from your daily marathon of facebook updating. "Crazy racist" with a 1 for an exclamation mark. I can tell already this is going to be an intelligent conversation.

just because YOUR experience doesn't jive, doesn't mean it's all a "lie!"

And vice versa it doesn't mean your lived experience is the unmitigated truth. Tell you what. Next time you go to a shopping mall, what my country really means to immigrants and sadly many Canadians, pay careful attention to the social groupings and see how many are mixed racially and ethnically and how many are homogenous. You'll be surprised.

I've noticed Canadians talk a game they don't play when it comes to immigration and multiculturalism. And this applies equally to "new Canadians" as well.

You should also google search "Robert Putnam" and "social capital" but only if your incessant facebook visits, iPhone apps, and inveterate shopping sprees leave you enough time. And only if they leave you enough time because I don't want to hassle you with extracurricular independent learning.

Anonymous said...

"Ah, looks like you just arrived here from your daily marathon of facebook updating. "Crazy racist" with a 1 for an exclamation mark. I can tell already this is going to be an intelligent conversation."


Oh look, nothing says "get-ready-to-be-berated-by-a-smug-self-satisfied-moron" than the instant typo-harping! Forgive me, but we can't ALL be as precise and particular with our grammar when offering genuinely impassioned commentary as yourseld! Or have you never done that? Only ever offer up sarcastic and glib remarks, I'm guessing?

"You should also google search "Robert Putnam" and "social capital" but only if your incessant facebook visits, iPhone apps, and inveterate shopping sprees leave you enough time. And only if they leave you enough time because I don't want to hassle you with extracurricular independent learning."

Enough with the condescending, self-congratulatory crap, OK? I don't own an iPhone, I'm not much for shopping, and do I read about world events independently? Well, here's a question - HOW THE HELL DO YOU THINK I ENDED UP HERE?

You speak of hypocrisy within Canadian immigration policymakers, well, why don't you turn that sharply critical eye upon yourself: you clearly view yourself as nothing short of God, certain of the razor-sharp accuracy of your instant character assessments - ALL FROM BEHIND THE SCREEN OF A COMPUTER. How much of this smugness and contempt would be dripping from your voice if we were to meet face-to-face, I wonder? Or would you just be content to give me a friendly & polite Canadian smile?

Here's an assumption - your patronizing tone and ethnocentric cyncism betrays an existence as vacuous as the one you accuse me of having - an accusation that comes from nothing more than me stating, "This blog is crazy racist!!" And at least that assessment comes from a lot more thorough evidence!

Anonymous said...

"Next time you go to a shopping mall, what my country really means to immigrants and sadly many Canadians, pay careful attention to the social groupings and see how many are mixed racially and ethnically and how many are homogenous. You'll be surprised."

I live in Toronto. I'm not surprised. What I see and what I sense when I go to said shopping malls is that Toronto TENDS TO BE divided along immigrant-status lines rather than ethnic ones, with the Canadian-born tending to associate with one another, and immigrants tending to associate with one another. I've seen Middle Eastern girls hanging out with Romanian girls and this doesn't strike me as being odd at all, because they share a common immigrant experience. I've seen and noticed this more strongly than any ethnic correlation of which you seem to imply. This is just my observation, I understand you might be looking for different things.

PaxCanadiana said...

I've seen Middle Eastern girls hanging out with Romanian...

You can tell the difference based on sight alone? How odd since Middle Easterners and Romanians are Caucasians.

I've seen and noticed this more strongly than any ethnic correlation of which you seem to imply.

Read Neil Bissondath's "Cult of Multiculturalism" and get back to me. It's in the library system.

PaxCanadiana said...

Oh look, nothing says...

You do realize that you have written absolutely nothing of substance choosing instead to retreat to childish name calling.

Here's something you can do. Tell me why Canada needs 260,000 immigrants in a deep recessionary period. We were told we needed them during a booming economy yet now that the economy has slowed down we somehow still need 260,000 immigrants. Why is that?

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