Originally Posted by CroMagna
That's rational discrimination, grounded in the idea that stereotypes are on average true, based on statistics and disparities.
That doesn't make it right. It's wrong, simply put. I think Zeph makes valid points here.
Originally Posted by ZephyrusX
I'm convinced the term 'multiculturalism' in Canada was only introduced into popular discourses by politics that wanted to prevent Quebec from separating from the rest of the country.
It was, and it worked!
A few points I'd like to add...You're not going to make the case that "x race is being treated as second-class citizens'' through the power of examples. That's just a logical fallacy. Statistics have merit here even though they're not without their problems either.
I can't stand the term ''reverse racism'' (not in the way it's usually used). It ignores the multitude of other races and it ignores that racism can live within each and every one of us, regardless of our race. Finally, most abhorrently, it implies the idea that racism is only a white on black thing. Whites did not invent racism and they do not claim sole ownership rights over it either.
To me, the term ''reverse racism'' would only make sense when expressing hatred or disgust towards her or his own race. Sort of like internalized homophobia.