September 07, 2017

York U. wants teachers to collect racial, religious data. What could go wrong?

David MenziesMission Specialist

The left likes to say we should be colour blind on matters of race and that we’re all equal. 

Yet now comes a recommendation by York University that Ontario school boards collect data on students’ race, ethnicity, religion and gender identity. 

According to educators, such demographic data could assist them in making learning more inclusive and help tackle “systemic” racism.

Apparently, as far as the left is concerned, the collection of race-based data is good in an educational context — but strictly forbidden when it comes to crime stats.

Watch as I provide a case in point: 

Back in 1989, then Toronto Police staff inspector Julian Fantino dared to release such crime statistics at the behest of Committee on Community, Race and Ethnic Relations.

Not even that spared him from a huge backlash. One can only imagine what Black Lives Matter would have done if they were in existence back then.

The take-away from this quandary of collecting and publicizing race-based stats is that it’s clearly very, very bad and very politically incorrect, except when it isn’t.

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commented 2017-09-10 11:20:38 -0400
Ah, hypocrisy, contradiction and ignorance…lefty/liberal is your name!
commented 2017-09-07 17:00:05 -0400
Someone needs to take on the Left, below is a post I made a few days ago about Left wing extremism in Canada: I stand corrected from this earlier post, the school she went to was in Kitchener On, teachers name is Mr. Scott Taylor, school name is Sheppard. I could puke right now, we have our granddaughter visiting from Brantford On,. She will be going into grade five, she told us that her teacher taught her to hate Donald Trump, that he hates Canadians. She also had to do an assignment on " if Trump got killed, how would you celebrate his death". These anarchist liberals are as strong here in Canada as anywhere else in the world. These teachers need to be stopped brainwashing our youth. It is one thing to hold a political view, but to force your opinion on children is just plain sick! Just confirmed that their is a Sheppard Public School in Kitchener and a teacher Scott Taylor working their
commented 2017-09-07 16:48:49 -0400
Inclusivity used to be defined in terms of assimilating into the host culture and society. Why else would you choose to leave your own country and come to another ?
the direct opposite is true now. The more the left breaks up the culture into little cubicles like an ice cube tray, the worse things will get. Accentuating differences rarely leads to a good result.
Multiculturalism is balcanization.
commented 2017-09-07 16:46:35 -0400
Pretzel logic from regressive leftists, when the facts don’t suit them, they call it racism….how predictable!
commented 2017-09-07 15:47:33 -0400
It’s just one thing after another with these socialist tools.
commented 2017-09-07 14:05:46 -0400
What will they do about the fact that “oppressed” non-white Chinese have a higher IQ and therefore do better? IQ for China -102, Hong Kong-105, compared with other countries where it’s as low as 67/68.
commented 2017-09-07 13:29:35 -0400
So the leftist York University administrators are exemplifying the racism of regressive socialism by implying non-white students are inferior to white students. How despicable, but what else can be expected from the left? Next they will be saying we will have to make cultural accommodation for different ethnic cultures implying these other cultures are inferior…oh right, they already do that.