My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

The visible minority blues....

I was listening to CBC radio the other morning (which is clearly dangerous to my health) and they aired a piece about visible minorities and the law. To the CBC, and their experts, the fact that so-called 'visible minorities' were 'over-represented' in being arrested. This was 'proof' of institutional racism.

That was the whole report. No questions asked.

But I have some:

1. Do we really have to divide the world into 'visible minorities' and 'non-visible minorities' which really means caucasians???

2. Are 'visible minorities' monolithic? Isn't it insulting to lump so many people together in one pool? Couldn't we delve a little deeper? For instance, there are probably minorities, liket Chinese, who probably don't run foul of the law that often.

3. Why do we use a ridiculous statistic to prove a charge of institutional racism? We have institutional racism because a proportionately high ratio of visible minorities are arrested...and a proportionately high ratio of visible minorities are arrested because of institutional racism. It's a tautology.

4. Can't the CBC find anybody with a contrary opinion?

We all deserve better. We deserve to know if any particular group has a problem in breaking the law. They might just deserve to be arrested. But, to combat the problem we need to understand what it is.


Anonymous Cool Blue said...

Men are over-represented in crime statistics; does that mean there is an inherent anti-male sexism in the system?

3:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, in Toronto, blacks account for about 90% of the gun crimes, and 10% of the population.

You do the math :-)

It's not that the majority of visible minorities are criminals, but that the majority of criminals are visible minorities.

8:40 AM  
Anonymous Lycan Stark said...

If there is a disproportionate amount of minorities in jail, then perhaps its because they are committing a disproportionate amount of the crime. Its not a very difficult concept to grasp.

And why are the people who are immigrating to this country and committing crimes allowed to stay?

10:05 AM  

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