What can be done to combat racism?
Let us begin with a basic definition from Google so we can understand what it is that must be combatted.
prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one’s own race is superior.
“a programme to combat racism”
synonyms: racial discrimination, racialism, racial prejudice/bigotry, xenophobia, chauvinism, bigotry, bias, intolerance;
The Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission have stated that:
“Racism may take the form of stereotyping, name calling or insults, negative commentary in the media, speeches at public assemblies, racist graffiti, property damage or abuse on the internet. Racism can also take the form of excluding people from accessing services (directly or indirectly), employment, education or sporting activities. Racism can occur systemically, as the result of policies, conditions and practices that affect a broad group of people”.
Sydney Watson compiled a great amount of information relevant to the issue of violent crime and public disorder and made a video of it – which I highly recommend – that shows the manner in which a small amount of Victoria’s population seem to be engaged in an awful amount of violent crime which is directed at the rest of the community.
Various incidents such as the Moomba riot have indicated that there is a level of co-ordination in wreaking havoc on the wider population. By means of texting and social media, various small groups of young (mostly) men are able to converge en masse in one particular area. From there it appears they become rowdy, rambunctious, and hostile to all those around them and subsequently end up in large scale violent altercations.
There’s one crucial detail here that needs to be highlighted. The youngsters doing all of the texting, co-ordinating, meeting and fighting are almost entirely of African descent. They display an in-group preference and outward hostility towards all of those around them. Much of this aggression seems to be focussed on young men of South Pacific Islander heritage. The reasons for this are not exactly clear.
Sydney’s video also took data that was published in the Herald Sun and the ABC that examined crime as committed by the assailant’s place of birth. This isn’t an entirely holistic way of explaining crime trends among ethnic demographics, as many can be born in Australia yet still display in-group preference to one’s ethnic background. Still, the results were quite telling:
“Figures for the past 5 years show Sudan has consistently been among the top two or three places of birth for offenders charged with crimes including aggravated burglary, serious assault, motor vehicle theft, aggravated robbery, and riot and affray”.
When looking at the USA we observe that blacks make up 14% of the population and are over-represented in crime statistics including close to half of the nation’s homicides, while in Australia a tiny fraction of that could be considered black, and in Victoria Sudanese make up .16% of the population yet are highly represented in crime statistics. Thankfully Australia’s murder rate is exceptionally low by the rest of the world’s standard, but this unfortunately doesn’t undo the fact that a disproportionate amount of crime is being committed by a tiny population of people of African descent.
Essentially, what’s occurring here is that African youth are converging within their own ethnic demographic and directing ‘prejudice, discrimination and antagonism’ against the wider community who are clearly of varying different ethnicities. It may be time to put some pressure on the Victorian Equal Opportunity & Human Rights Commission and highlight the fact that there is a great deal of ‘property damage and abuse’ emanating from the African community which is quite clearly directed at all of those who are not of African descent.
Is this because they believe that their race is superior? I’d suggest that the mere fact that they typically prefer the company of their own race in violent opposition to all others suggests an inclination to care more for the welfare and status of their own people at the expense of others. So yes, they obviously possess some kind of superiority complex.
If social justice advocacy groups insist on lecturing everyone on community standards of ethical behaviour then it’s time to hold them to account and insist on setting the same standards to any individual or group that directs malicious antagonism and violent action against all who are not of their own racial group. This is – pure and simple – calling out racism.