The government should empower NGOs and race activists to police the media to ensure ethnic minorities are not portrayed in a bad light, and the school curriculum must be changed so that every child is taught Britain has no native population, according to a new report on Islamophobia.
In Islamophobia: Still a Challenge for Us All, “race relations” think tank the Runnymede Trust alleges that “anti-Muslim racism” is responsible for all inequalities between Muslims and other groups in Britain “across a range of outcomes, from health, housing and environment to education, employment and criminal justice”.
Cannot think of any other possible causes? Ever wondered why Pakistan and Arabia are not like Britain? Bring on the PC censorship:
Lamenting that Muslims are subject to “demonisation” and “racial stereotyping” in Britain, one of the report’s 10 main recommendations is that the press and media be overhauled to ensure that news coverage is produced so as not to fuel negative perceptions of minority ethnic or religious groups.
A press regulator should “investigate the prevalence of Islamophobia, racism and hatred espoused in the press”, which would not only look at the accuracy of coverage, but also examine whether “individual stories have wider negative effects on whole ethnic groups, and on wider social attitudes”, according to the report.
Always the left work by force, telling everyone else how to behave and using the power of government to enforce their wishes. Never by voluntary action motivated by pointing out truths. Now they are positively encouraging discrimination on the basis of race, religion, etc:
As well as urging the press and wider media establish ethnic diversity quota targets for their journalists, editors, and senior management, the Trust writes that politicians must show “greater accountability for the impact on race relations of negative media coverage … of minority ethnic and religious groups.” …
The latest PC myths (two big lies in one sentence, and a third in the next):
Our Migration Story states that the UK is a nation of constant migrations with no indigenous population, whose “wealth and power” came only as the result of “the exploitation of the world’s resources and its people”.
British imperialism is to blame for the existence of racism today, according to the website, which highlights hundreds of stories of intolerance, racism, and oppression in the UK’s history and was created to counter “the resurgence of increasingly narrow, nationalistic, expressions of national identity”, according to its creators.
It’s now PC to believe that Britain has no indigenous population? Then where did most of my ancestors come from? Are we being erased? We must have come from somewhere, mustn’t we?
Just who is being racist here? This is the latest saga in the left’s theme since WWII: “Africa for Africans, Asia for Asians, and white countries for everybody.”
This sort of leftist dissembling, justified by a philosophy of “our ends justify the means”, has been tried before and failed. It always causes great harm, then fails.
Prof Alan Smithers, of Buckingham University, a specialist adviser to the Commons Education Committee, said: “This seems to be aimed more at indoctrination than education. It is dangerous because a cohesive society depends on an authentic shared view of history.”
Author and Nobel Laureate V. S. Naipaul added: “This absurd supposition of Africans inhabiting Britain before the English only goes to show how our once esteemed centres of learning, Oxford and Cambridge, have been insidiously eroded by a dangerous dogma that, very like IS today, wrought misery and havoc in Russia, China and the Eastern bloc, where for all practical purposes it has failed.”