The left touts “multiculturalism” as some great thing, the idea that all cultures are worthy of respect and all should be appreciated. However, when you dig a little deeper, you often find that they don’t really believe that. Oh, Islam is fine despite its history of female oppression, but Western culture? Not so much.
A prime example happened recently in Australia, when a mother and her child were told to leave a playground for the sin of being white:
The mother said went with her eight-month-old baby and her four-year-old son to Alexandria Park Community Centre located in the inner-city Sydney.
Shortly after she arrived to the community centre for a playgroup, a staff member approached her asking whether this was her first time. Rather than being welcoming, the staff member announced that Coverdale isn’t allowed to be there.
“I’m sorry you can’t come here. It’s a multicultural playgroup,” staff member said and asked, “Can I ask what your cultural background is?”
Coverdale, a blonde mother with freckles, replied saying she’s Australian, prompting the staff to deny her entry into the playground. “I’m sorry, you can’t come here. It’s for multicultural families and people who speak languages other than English at home.”
I won’t get into the legalities of what took place, mostly because I’m an American with only the most passing of familiarity with Australian law. What I will get into is how actions like this are likely to backfire against multiculturalism.
For some time, we’ve been told that we need to understand other cultures and learn from them. We’re urged to move out of our comfortable shell and to meet people with different life experiences who come from different places.
Yet, we have a mother who was banished from a place where she could do just that.
Social media abounds with stories of children who illustrate the point that racism is a learned behavior, a sincerely intended effort to end a cycle of hate going back for centuries, but then we see the white child being excluded when he’s proving that to be true. What do you think that child might learn from that?
Do you think he might possibly pick up the idea that other races and cultures believe he’s unworthy to associate with? Definitely a possibility.
Just as those who tout multiculturalism as a good thing abhor white-only spaces, perhaps they should also recognize that when whites are excluded from other spaces, there’s a message being sent. One of these days, I fear that message will become common enough that actual racism — not the claims of racism because someone disagreed with someone of a different race, but the real-deal stuff that results in murder — will become far more acceptable.