UN Tells Canada to Pay Reparations for Slavery
In yet another stunning display of arrogance, political correctness, and ignorance, the United Nations Human Rights Council is advising Canada to apologize for black slavery and pay reparations for their role in the slave trade and other forms of “anti-black racism.” In a report that was published this week, the special UN group said this about Canada’s current systemic racism:
“History informs anti-black racism and racial stereotypes that are so deeply entrenched in institutions, policies and practices, that its institutional and systemic forms are either functionally normalized or rendered invisible, especially to the dominant group.”
Canada, of course, did not become a self-governing country until well after Britain had banned slavery, and their participation in the Underground Railroad, helping slaves to escape the south, is well documented in the history books. But the UN’s recommendations show that there is nothing Canada or any other North American province can do to wash themselves free of culpability in the eyes of the left – which the UN most certainly is a part of. For globalist groups like this Human Rights Council, it’s better to spend time and money on the problems of the past than to focus on the serious human rights violations in North Korea, Syria, and a dozen other modern-day countries. Far better to once again blame white Westerners for evil than to shine a bright light on the shameful practices of an Islamic theocracy like Iran.
And they say Donald Trump is a divider?!
According to the UN council, the racism of slavery is reflected in contemporary Canada, where the system “replicates the historical conditions and effects of spatial segregation, economic disadvantage, and social exclusion.”
“It is important to underline that the experience of African Canadians is unique because of the particular history of anti-black racism in Canada,” the report says. It recommends that the Canadian government “take concrete steps to preserve the history of enslavement and the political, social and economic contributions of African Canadians by establishing monuments in their honour.”
Seriously, though: How many years before we just…move on? A thousand? A thousand thousand? At some point, we all have to get on with our lives, no? No black Westerner alive today was ever in chains. No black Westerner has a parent that was ever enslaved. We’re talking about the sins of an entirely different generation in an entirely different century in what might as well have been an entirely different world. These are not the problems of the present, they are substitutes for the problems of the present. We dare say, in many cases, they are excuses for the problems of the present.
We are not free of problems in the year 2017. We would do well to address OUR generation’s problems and leave yesterday’s where they belong.