June 14, 2024
In Canada, poverty is not linked to race, yet ‘anti-racism’ is what drives the poverty-reduction agenda.

How did colour blindness become racist?

It turns out that there are more white Canadians in poverty than all other ethnicities combined, and yet, as the study also noted, considerable government “anti-poverty” resources exclude those Canadians on the basis of…skin colour. This comes from a new study released last week by the Aristotle Foundation.

Fifty years ago, the goal of progressive policymakers was to be colour-blind. Today, “Thou shalt not be colour blind!” is the new “anti-racism,” at least according to progressives.

The lack of logic is eerily cultish and begs the questions: How did we get to the point where not judging someone by their skin colour is considered racist?

Blame bad ideas and politicians.

For example, in 2018, the federal government developed its new “anti-racism strategy,” and focused on those presumed to have “lived experiences of racism and discrimination,” with a particular focus on Indigenous Canadians.

Those leading the charge may be well-meaning but an ideology that defines “anti-racist” as colour-conscious in 2024 and forces everyone into one of two corners—the oppressor or the oppressed—is not merely simplistic but dangerous. Case in point: the tragic suicide of Toronto school principal Richard Bilkszto last year, blamed in part on his denouncement and humiliation by an ‘anti-racist’ training consultant, Kike Ojo-Thompson.

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