Is racial diversity ruining “Occupy Wall Street” in Canada, too?
Oct 22nd, 2011 by Unamused
Celebrating nine months of Unamusement Park! Wheee
The title of Thursday’s post originally asked if blacks and Hispanics were ruining Occupy Wall Street. But that’s not fair, is it? What about all the other racial minorities? Aren’t they ruining it, too?
Some minorities, like Arabs and American Indians, are at least as dysfunctional as Hispanics — though none can compete with blacks — judging by their behavior, either here in America (e.g., crime rates, illegitimacy and educational attainment, the latter being a proxy for intelligence) or in their home countries (e.g., Lynn and Vanhanen’s Index of the Quality of Human Conditions from “IQ & Global Inequality”).
Sadly, even the so-called model minorities of North-East Asia (Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Taiwanese), with their relatively high intelligence, low criminality, strong family values and concomitant success at assimilating into white culture, contribute to what I call “our developing, apparently terminal civilizational cancer,” because racial diversity itself — not just the dysfunction of some particular minorities — undermines civic engagement (a finding of Robert D. Putnam’s “Bowling Alone”).
Therefore I have retitled the post “Is racial diversity ruining ‘Occupy Wall Street’?” Which brings us to today’s question: is racial diversity ruining Occupy Wall Street in Canada, too?
In the following video, “Occupy Toronto Community NOT Dealing with Issues” (Oct. 19), brought to us via Moonbattery and Verum Serum, a very diverse-looking protester is dragged from his tent, subdued and detained by Toronto police.
According to the video and commentary, the distinguished non-white gentleman (who was at one point carrying a small knife) intruded on the uploader’s girlfriend’s tent in order to smell her feet and grope her. He also offered the uploader and his friends urine to drink, claiming it was an energy drink.
To channel VDARE.com: “Diversity is strength! It’s also… smelling feet and drinking pee.”
The face of Canada is changing and B.C. continues to lead the way, according to the latest census figures released by Statistics Canada.
Overall, there are more than five million visible minorities in the country, making up more than 16 per cent of the total population.
The 2006 census figures show Toronto is the most diverse city in the country with nearly 43 per cent of the population made up of visible minorities, but Greater Vancouver is only slightly behind, with 42 per cent, according to Jarred Dobson, an analyst with Statistics Canada.
“Vancouver is a very diverse city, there is over 200 ethnic groups reported,” said Dobson.
But despite the diversity, two main groups account for around half of all visible minorities in Canada.
South Asians account for a quarter of all visible minorities in Canada, or four per cent of the total population, and those with roots in China form about another quarter of the country’s visible minority population.
South Asians, eh?
Today — in Toronto, at least — diversity has a new slogan:
This man is the man who was in my tent sniffing my girlfriend’s feet!