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This article in today's Vancouver Sun took guts to write and is giving some people a headache because of it`s alleged racism  Mark Hecht: Ethnic diversity harms a country's social trust, economic well-being - this takes guts.   Many people probably agree but are afraid to say so.

https://theprovince.com/opinion/op-ed/mark-hecht-ethnic-diversity-harms-a-countrys-social-trust-economic-well-being-argues-professor/wcm/b5d62139-257a-41d0-a800-ecad6074340d 

OPINION: Canada should say goodbye to diversity, tolerance and inclusion to rebuild trust in one another and start accepting a new norm for immigration policy — compatibility, cohesion and social trust.

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29 minutes ago, Michael Hardner said:

https://theprovince.com/?s=diversity

Hard to read an article that doesn't exist.  Oh well.

 I found an article, perhaps the basis for the missing one, from 2007.   https://archive.boston.com/news/globe/ideas/articles/2007/08/05/the_downside_of_diversity/

Didn't read all of it, but what I did read suggests that the full story is more nuanced than "brown/Muslim immigrants are bad".  

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Sorry, it was there this morning, try this it`s dated Sept. 6th, 2019

https://theprovince.com/opinion/op-ed/mark-hecht-ethnic-diversity-harms-a-countrys-social-trust-economic-well-being-argues-professor/wcm/b5d62139-257a-41d0-a800-ecad6074340d

strange, they must`ve taken it down but it`s still up on my computer so I copied it and attached a .doc  It talks about Denmark and how they have had to make changes and requirements for integration.

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If a country wants diversity, expect enclaves to form. This may work out fine in the long run, as it has in Switzerland. Or it may turn into a bloody mess, as it repeatedly does in the Balkans. The other option is low diversity.

Denmark had the latter. It worked well. Now, it wants it back again and that will require its immigrants to integrate. Those who don’t will have to leave.

So, is excluding certain people from one’s society a requirement? The short answer is  absolutely. The long and more reasonable answer is if you do let people into your country then make sure they hold similar values — compatibility. Make sure they want to fit into your society fully and completely — cohesion. With these two requirements satisfied, and with a sprinkle of Protestantism, the country will be well on its way to generating high levels of social trust.

Can Canada learn from Denmark? The jury is out. But the minimum requirement is that we say goodbye to diversity, tolerance and inclusion if we wish to be a society that can rebuild the trust we used to have in one another and start accepting a new norm for immigration policy — compatibility, cohesion and social trust.

 

 

Diversity can be a strength or a detriment depending on how it`s handled, it  isn't good or bad for the most part, it`s how it`s handled.   Canada handles it fairly well but there are challenges that Canada faces but not as strong as other countries.  I`d say unity is better than diversity and it`s not racism to discuss all aspects of it.

 

Ethnic diversity can harm social trust and economic well.doc

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Apparently the Editor took it down as he hadn't seen it before it went to print.    So much for freedom of speech.

archived link  https://web.archive.org/web/20190907021958/https://vancouversun.com/opinion/op-ed/mark-hecht-ethnic-diversity-harms-a-countrys-social-trust-economic-well-being-argues-professor

 

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Well, the prof. who wrote that could be losing his job, so much for freedom of expression, even for a Prof.   Why can it not be discussed reasonably without fear of reprcussionsÉ

https://www.thestar.com/amp/calgary/2019/09/08/heated-arguments-among-mount-royal-university-faculty-after-instructors-op-ed-opposing-diversity.html

Part of the dilemma, Peacock explained, is whether or not the op-ed is covered under the principles of academic freedom. The concept came about as a means to allow scholars to pursue or critique controversial topics without risk of losing their positions. Except it isn’t clean-cut: disagreements exist within the academic community over whether this freedom applies just to a scholar’s particular field, or all scholarly material entirely.

 

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