Professional virtue-signallers accentuate our differences and tribalism

Professional virtue-signallers accentuate our differences and tribalism, by Chris Kenny.

Let’s not understate the problem here — the do-gooders are doing harm. The professional virtue-signallers who ostensibly are determined to overcome prejudice and disadvantage based on race, religion, gender or disability often just entrench a sense of grievance, accentuate differences and encourage tribalism when shared humanity is the answer.

The latest example … in a patronising section that rings with a horrible echo of segregation, this edict [from bureaucrats for NSW hospitals] provides for special areas and decorations to try to ensure Aborigines are more comfortable in emergency waiting areas …

Separate waiting areas. This is horrible. This is retrograde. This is good intentions gone bad.

Almost 55 years ago the great Martin Luther King got it spot on when he made one of the most significant speeches of the last century. … “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character.”

It is a simple, true and worthy aspiration that is being turned on its head by modern identity politics. …

Our political class clearly has lost the plot and is completely out of step with mainstream standards and expectations. Martin Luther King would be turning in his grave at how modern progressives have become so confused that they look to reintroduce segregation.