The government should be encouraging unity around shared values, not dividing Canadians by race.
A tweet by Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen about the recent budget has drawn heavy criticism, including by Conservative MP Maxime Bernier:
Here’s the tweet from Hussen, and Bernier’s response:
“I thought the ultimate goal of fighting discrimination was to create a colour-blind society where everyone is treated the same. Not to set some Canadians apart as being “racialized.” What’s the purpose of this awful jargon? To create more division for the Liberals to exploit?”
I thought the ultimate goal of fighting discrimination was to create a colour-blind society where everyone is treated the same. Not to set some Canadians apart as being “racialized.” What’s the purpose of this awful jargon? To create more division for the Liberals to exploit? https://t.co/VFoSgsJcUk
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) March 2, 2018
After Bernier’s tweet, Liberal MP Celina Caesar-Chavannes made the insane claim that advocating for colour-blind society (which is what Martin Luther King advocated), somehow “contributes to racism” – linking to the left-wing Guardian newspaper as so-called “evidence.”
Then, she told Bernier to “be quiet,” showing an anti-free speech and authoritarian attitude which is deeply disturbing to see from an MP.
@MaximeBernier do some research, or a Google search, as to why stating colour blindness as a defence actually contributes to racism. Please check your privilege and be quiet. Since our gvt’t like research , here is some evidence: https://t.co/aAvhQR3o0l https://t.co/AcX0QdCMxs
— Celina C-C (@MPCelina) March 3, 2018
Then, she went even further, and made the absurd claim that creating a colour-blind society is not the goal.
Bernier pushed back:
Edifying comments from a distinguished member of the HoC.
“Please check your privilege and be quiet.”
You are aware we live in a democracy with free speech as one of its building blocks, right? https://t.co/8NygJi45pz
— Maxime Bernier (@MaximeBernier) March 5, 2018
A tweet by Ashish Anand summed up the views of many Canadians:
As a person of colour, I just want to say, enough. I don’t want this division in my name, nor does anyone I know. I’m not racialized…I don’t know what it means…it’s not even a real word. Proud to stand with other Canadians against this dangerous stupidity.
— Ashish Anand (@ashishanand) March 3, 2018
Obviously, all of us with common sense can see that Bernier and Anand are right on this one.
The use of the term “racialized,” which the far-left uses to mean anyone who isn’t white, is an incredibly divisive and dangerous term for the federal government to be using.
Instead of bringing Canadians together by our common values and goals, the Trudeau government is dividing everyone into white and non-white, which is offensive to everybody since it assumes all white people have a shared experience and assumes all non-white people have a shared experience – which are both totally incorrect.
It’s very disturbing to see the term “racialized” being used by the government, as I recall my time spent at university fighting against its use by some far-left members of the student union. So, in just about a decade, it’s gone from a fringe term on campuses, to being used by the Trudeau government in a budget, showing that what the SJW’s push on campus doesn’t just stay there – it proceeds to infect the rest of our society.
All common sense Canadians need to speak out against this. We cannot allow our government to divide people by race – which is exactly their intention with the use of the term “racialized.”
To unify our nation, we must focus on our common Canadian values of free speech, democracy, and individual freedom, including our history of fighting with our allies to defend those values from our enemies.
Of course, the Trudeau government doesn’t want to unify our nation. They want to divide it, hoping they’ll end up with the bigger slice of the electorate so they can stay in power.
That’s not leadership, it’s betrayal, and our strength as a nation will not be able to survive if the Trudeau Liberals efforts of racial division are not stopped.
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