"My question is: why? Why is immigration so scary? In the first place, for argument sake alone, immigration is allowed and legal. All these numbers and projections are coming from legit sources. What did you think would happen when you allowed immigration? That people won’t come? Or you wouldn’t notice them when they did?"
Why the fear around “ethnic enclaves” and fewer White faces in Metro Vancouver? by Anupreet Sandhu Bhamra a response to an article in the Vancouver Sun about demographic changes predicted to occur between now and 2031.
Both articles are worth a read, and i found it good to read the criticism first, the article second.
Articles like this seem to come from a belief that White is the default and an inability to imagine that ever changing. You can see that in the insistence of a “new term” the “majority minority”, which I think really has more to do with the oxymoronic belief that somehow, everything other than “White”is “different”. So they cannot possibly just become the “majority”, because of the continued insistence of “Othering” people based on their skin or background.
"The American media has falsely convinced its viewers that Malala was shot because she wanted to go to school. It is unfortunate that most viewers have accepted this narrative and failed to ask simple questions like, “Is Malala the only girl in all of Pakistan who goes to school?” The average Muslim woman, or even the average Pakistani woman, does not get shot on a daily basis; millions of girls and women go to school daily, even if there are still many families who deny education to their daughters. Yet, for the American media, Malala has become a stand-in for the condition of the generic Muslim woman. Yes, there are issues in the Muslim world—including Pakistan—but many of the experiences of women in the Muslim world are shared by our sisters in the non-Muslim world. Highlighting one Pakistani girl’s case, and misrepresenting it as an attack on any Muslim woman who wants to go to school, not only trivializes the issue but also diverts attention from women’s mistreatment in the rest of the world—including the so-called Western world."
Orbala - How Not to Talk About Malala Yousafzai in Tanqeed magazine.
An excellent article by Orbala who argues that while criticizing US drone strikes is extremely important, one should not forget to criticize and bring attention to the ongoing attacks by the Pakistani military in the tribal agencies as part of being an ally in the so-called US “War on Terrorism.”
Make sure you read this.