November 02, 2017

Is it racist to be white? The University of Alberta seems to think so.

Ezra LevantRebel Commander


So here’s the latest "racist hate crime" story out of Edmonton:

It’s a poster. And it says “It’s OK to be white.”

That’s it.

If it said, “It’s not OK to be white”, that would be racist. If it said, “It’s not OK to be black” that would be racist. But the truth is, it’s OK to be any colour. And it’s OK to say so.

But the reaction to this piece of paper has been exactly what you’d come to expect in the crazy intersection of universities, politicians, media and left-wing racism industry entrepreneurs.

There are racist comments in the world. Said by all people, by the way. Of all races.

Hunting down someone who made this poster is nuts. I’m much more worried about that.

But the activists want it; the media wants it; the politicians want it.

I contrast this fake news, to the real news of the ISIS terrorist who really did attack five people in Edmonton last month, and still hasn’t been charged with terrorism or even a hate crime.

This is nuts. It’s not anti-racism. It’s racism.

And normal people know it — it’s our elites, in the press, politics, the police, prosecutors, and all the professors — who think it’s normal...

NEXT: Lorne Gunter and I talk about Alberta’s new United Conservative Party, now led by Jason Kenney. Why did Kenney win the leadership race? What is the party’s chances in the next election?

And what are UCP doing right now to try to reform the National Energy Board?

THEN: I discuss what the future holds for Kurds and their independence movement with Dr. Michael Rubin, Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.

FINALLY: Your messages to me about the Liberals’ plan to increase immigration by 350,000 people a year, the Prime Minister’s Halloween costume and more!

 

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commented 2017-11-05 18:58:34 -0500
Carry on Alinsky slave. May you someday be able to jump off of your hamster wheel. I suppose when everything is relative (spun) and what was once certain is no longer, it must make it difficult to rest your attention on a thought you can speak plainly about. You can’t think clearly about anything, so how can you be expected to speak clearly about anything? It is a difficult thing to do when you believe that everything is relative, right is wrong, and bad is good. You flap about in a circular motion for the sheer futility of it. It looks exhausting. Mind it doesn’t burn you out.
commented 2017-11-05 15:03:13 -0500
Have you ever heard someone assert that they’re not racist in any situation but one where such an assertion would be in doubt?
commented 2017-11-05 13:58:39 -0500
Man walks into a room, calls the guy sitting there a racist. The sitting man says, " sir I am not a racist".
The accuser says, “oh yeah? Then why are you making this all about race?”
The sitting man says, “I’m not, you are the one who barged in here and called me a racist”.
The accuser says, " there you go again making it all about race, isn’t that proof enough that you are racist?"

…and around and around the convoluted Alinsky maypole we go.
commented 2017-11-05 13:25:56 -0500
That assumes that being “caucasian” is part of your identity. I’m distantly descended from Europeans and don’t feel at all that that’s the case.

If they don’t think in terms of “race”, then why are they doing exactly that with this poster?
commented 2017-11-04 18:10:28 -0400
What? Andrew gets the prize for apologist of the week. That was some convoluted relativist codswallop. Well done!
I tell ya, that’s some fear and loathing right there. It’s okay to be white Andrew. It’s nothing to be ashamed of.

@ Andrew, ’What is “white”? It’s not an inherently meaningful term in this context. It’s become used as one … by people that want to define themselves as “not the other”

No Andrew, it is used by people who want to make Caucasians BE the other. ‘White’ people generally, in this day and age, contrary to what the squawking relativists are trying to feed us , do NOT think in terms of race. Only Post Modernist Marxists pit people against each other by any means possible.

Don’t you know that what is racist, is trying to make people feel ashamed for the colour of their skin? That is racism.
commented 2017-11-04 15:56:48 -0400
Define “white”.

It’s a physical trait, but not one that people are typically proud of in itself. It’s not an ethnicity, as Europeans (as in most old world civilizations) tend to identify by culture rather than race, and new world nations are defined by immigration meaning there’s no single defining feature of their denizens.

What is “white”? It’s not an inherently meaningful term in this context. It’s become used as one … by people that want to define themselves as “not the other”. A code word since “Canadian” is too inclusive, but which doesn’t bother with the pretense of historical descent. When used as a cultural reference, it is nothing more than an artificial partition based on nothing more than perceived alienation. That’s why it’s considered racist.
commented 2017-11-03 21:21:14 -0400
Stephen.. I am not white.. that is a slang term and I no longer want to use it… I am
" Caucasian "
commented 2017-11-03 17:32:36 -0400
Edward Jobin commented 4 hours ago, “There has never been a time in my life that I didn’t believe in racial equality which is why I find this push to send the white man to the back of the bus so disgusting. Swapping one form of prejudice for another is never to be seen as an improvement.”

They say the Marxists are working on white replacement as they think the white man has created havoc on the earth and would hope to see it stop by eliminating him.
commented 2017-11-03 17:30:51 -0400
Meanwhile, back at the ranch, we have an über white feminist fearless leader, Baby Doc Trudeau, virtue signalling as he has made non-whites his priority to bring into Canada. So, since he is the colour of blanched nuts, he must be racist, right?

How horrible: white people have brought most scientific and technological advancement to planet earth. From the telescope, electronics, medicine, plumbing, communications, computer, to the iPod and cell phone, it was those sick and disgusting white folk who created these devil’s tools.

Wasn’t it those horrible white people who ended almost all of worldwide slavery? Oh yes, it was by them; first started by the British, then by the Americans.

To now say, “White Lives Matter” is considered racist. Yes, it IS OK to be white, but keep this under your hat and keep your mouth shut. Who cares that white people are discriminated against in Asia, South Pacific, a good part of South America, and most of Africa. To suggest such a thing is, well, racist. Now whites are discriminated against by the minorities in mostly white nations. Thanks, SGWs.

Time to round up the PC and SJWs, put them in a big room, and watch them fight it out.
commented 2017-11-03 14:47:56 -0400
JOHN BROWN, I understand that Gould was a staunch anti-racist, but, nonetheless, his statement, his observation, still stands “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory”.
commented 2017-11-03 14:12:40 -0400
- Here we see the mental disorder of “progressivism” in action. You can see it wherever they run things. “It’s Okay to be White” becomes a Nazi hate crime. In California, deliberately infecting someone with AIDS is now a misdemeanor but using the wrong gender pronoun can land you in jail. The same sort of gender pronoun nonsense seen in Ontario – like they have to out virtue signal each other. These are miserable people who have to spend all their time & energy looking for things to be outraged over.

- If the NDP thought they had any chance of winning the next election in Alberta it’s a sign of how out of touch they are. Even with a divided right I doubt that they could have sneaked in a weak minority. As far as green energy is concerned – lets look at Ontario. Lets pretend that a new type of super advanced wind turbine that is a super viable energy source is invented. So now what? Billions were spent putting the current green mess in place. Billions more would have to be spent to replace it.

- Between Bush’s nation building in Iraq & Obama’s pull out of troops, the whole region has been destabilized. The fact that the Kurds are in disarray isn’t really surprising. They have a history of being divided & living under various forms of dictatorship. The UN cannot be trusted at all anymore. All the best to the Kurdish people.
commented 2017-11-03 13:40:45 -0400
There has never ben a time in my life that I didn’t believe in racial equality which is why I find this push to send the white man to the back of the bus so disgusting. Swapping one form of prejudice for another is never to be seen as an improvement.
commented 2017-11-03 13:13:32 -0400
Ron Voss: I believe you misrepresent what Stephen J. Gould was saying in his book Ontogeny and Philogeny (page 127-8). The passage you quote was Gould’s attempt to summarize late 19th century attempts to co-opt evolutionary theory to affirm the inequality of races. Gould is actually refuting that point of view. The passage continues as follows: “But the data were worthless. We never have had, and still do not have, any unambiguous data on the innate mental capacities of different human groups…. If the chorus of racist arguments did not follow a constraint of data, it must have reflected social prejudice pure and simple.” It is a common misrepresentation on various websites, so I am sure it was not intentional on your part. But it is quite egregious nonetheless.
commented 2017-11-03 12:21:44 -0400
It turns out diversity only works when everybody is on the same page about diversity. When you do things like enforce affirmative action, and some people object, you end up creating more bigotry. Irony is, bigotry is what affirmative action was intended to eliminate.
commented 2017-11-03 12:03:16 -0400
There was a diversity study conducted at Yale, by Dr Robert Putnam stating among other things that the more diverse we are, the less social cohesion there is, the less people vote, donate to charity and the more distrustful they are of their own group and other groups.

It seems to me that our immigration policy has led to a decline on social cohesion. We live in a new (2years old) subdivision in the GTA and of the 80 homes on our street, only about 10% of them are owned by people of European heritage. Our neighbours on each side are Muslim. Behind over the fence, Korean, Hindu and Chinese families, across the street are Muslim, Chinese, African households. Except for the Muslims who walk across the street and talk to each other, nobody else speaks except to say, Hello to their immediate neighbour. Each group associates with others from the same group. You can see cars drive up to their homes, and people from the same group getting out or as on Eid, there was a huge party at the Muslim home across the street, with lots of Muslims arriving but with no other group on the street attending. On Halloween, there was only a scattering of homes that had their lights on for the kids. The rest sat there in darkness. Our PM tells us that Canada has no core identity. That, together with a lack of social cohesion is a recipe for the ultimate failure of Canada as a united country. I expect that a hundred years from now, Quebec will definitely be gone.
commented 2017-11-03 08:44:57 -0400
Alberta must be a Muslim state already because I have yet to hear any more about the terrorist attack in Edmonton a couple weeks ago. The leftist media propaganda machine is silent about it. Our Lieberal government must have swept the attack under the rug.

BTW – I’m not the least surprised of what’s happened. The terrorist attack doesn’t fit the Lieberal Party’s agenda. If it was a true Canadian on Muzzie crime you wouldn’t hear the end of it.
commented 2017-11-03 08:23:56 -0400
The only people that are racist are the ones that call people racists !
commented 2017-11-03 06:28:56 -0400
Christians believe there is one race, the human race.
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was a leading evolutionist and Marxist who admitted, “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory. The litany is familiar: cold, dispassionate, objective, modern science shows us that races can be ranked on a scale of superiority. If this offends Christian morality or a sentimental belied in human unity, so be it; science must be free to proclaim unpleasant truth.”
commented 2017-11-03 06:28:56 -0400
Christians believe there is one race, the human race.
Stephen Jay Gould (1941–2002) was a leading evolutionist and Marxist who admitted, “Biological arguments for racism may have been common before 1850, but they increased by orders of magnitude following the acceptance of evolutionary theory. The litany is familiar: cold, dispassionate, objective, modern science shows us that races can be ranked on a scale of superiority. If this offends Christian morality or a sentimental belied in human unity, so be it; science must be free to proclaim unpleasant truth.”
commented 2017-11-03 06:10:39 -0400
KEITH BARNES commented
“Before long, Canada will no longer have a racist problem. We will have changed and there will just be Humans and Sub Humans Unfortunately the Humans will not last for long. It is a matter of being Unscrewed.”

Keith,
BEFORE LONG, the country called Canada will NO LONGER EXIST!

The islanimals will have conquered and the law will be sharia and the skins will not be white!
commented 2017-11-03 02:26:15 -0400
There is nothing wrong with bringing over immigrants. I do, however, have a problem with those fake refugees that walk into Canada.
commented 2017-11-03 02:21:14 -0400
The racial problem in the US seems to be much worse and getting hotter. Just saw a short clip on RT which had CNN host Brooke Baldwin interviewing four black people from different locations. One of the guests almost got out of his chair and yelled to one of the other guests “don’t tell me about my blackness, I know I’m black.” Poor Brooke didn’t know what to say.
commented 2017-11-03 00:17:24 -0400
You see folks The term white when referring to white people is a slang and that’s how the left is getting away with wrapping all this racism stuff around it… They couldn’t do it if we called ourselves what we are and we are Caucasian..
I’m telling folks we better start calling ourselves Caucasians..
I would love to see a leftist come right out and say it’s not OK to be Caucasian .!!!
There would be no splitting hairs there.!
commented 2017-11-03 00:10:09 -0400
I am very proud of my white heritage and the things that white people have given to humanity… I am proud to be white and even with all the problems associated with it even with all the problems associated with it I’m glad I’m born white..
commented 2017-11-02 23:27:32 -0400
Before long, Canada will no longer have a racist problem. We will have changed and there will just be Humans and Sub Humans Unfortunately the Humans will not last for long. It is a matter of being Unscrewed.
commented 2017-11-02 23:20:58 -0400
You can’t leave it hanging like that, I’m afraid you’re going to have to do a bit on that “inappropriate and racist Halloween pumpkin”…

N.B.
Not to belittle anything else you said, but you said, “Canada didn’t have slavery”
Uh, actually Ezra, we did…
“…For around the year 1780 there were an estimated 4,000 blacks living in the Canadian British colonies, of whom about 1,800 were slaves…”
“… As for pioneer Canada, Power writes that “slave owning was widespread among the emerging political and social elites of Upper Canada.” Peter Russell, Matthew Elliot, and many other distinguished men who sat on the Legislative Council of Upper Canada each owned dozens of slaves…"
http://www.williamgairdner.com/canadas-slave-trade/
…and I don’t think that saying we have an ‘imperfect history’ covers that…
Most Canadians don’t know about this…and a lot of those have an attitude about it, mistakenly as it turns out.
Just don’t tell the BLM racist thugs.
It is OK to be White
commented 2017-11-02 23:20:39 -0400
Trudeau wants to bring in 1 million Immigrants in the next 3 years. What will they do? The people he brought in 2 years ago are 85 to 95% unemployed, with no apparent change on the horizon. The Oil, Gas and Pipeline Industries are being chased out of Canada. Tech Companies are closer to perfecting Driverless Linehaul Trucks; that’s another million jobs gone in Canada. What are those people going to do?; Will the Immigrants get priority in the welfare line? Will the Immigrants that need housing receive priority over the Canadian homeless or even our Veterans? They do now.
If there was a miracle, and Andrew Scheer won the election in 2 years, would he change course?
I follow Politics closely and Andrew wouldn’t change a thing. He backed down on almost everything that he campaigned on in the Leadership Campaign. Liberals rarely change positions.
commented 2017-11-02 23:02:08 -0400
…Besides, it is okay to be white.
commented 2017-11-02 23:00:36 -0400
Didn’t Edmonton just have a jihadi run over and stab a cop and then run down several other people? How can they be so bloody obvious, now with this stupid accusation of Nazi propaganda? It is so obvious that non Muslim Canadians are being framed. I think this particular bit of nonsense has more to do with distraction from the events of that terror attack involving a police officer and several citizens(which was meant to end in fatalities) than it has to do with any legitimate hate poster. Here in Canada we make much tado about NOTHING and completely sweep Islamic terrorism under the rug. We are being ‘quelled’.