You won’t hear leftists talk about the explicitly racially divisive codes of conduct creeping their way into our institutions through HR departments.
In this day and age, the term ‘institutional racism’ is frequently tossed around by left-wing pundits, journalists and politicians. It’s offered as a cookie-cut excuse to bash their usual targets; police, the military, corporations and the West in general. These institutions, the theory goes, will always perpetuate racism on some level because they were designed by white people to help future generations of white people remain on top of “the others”….. or something.
Upon requesting evidence of this dastardly conspiracy, you will be met with statistics on the high proportion of poor outcomes for certain minority groups. This apparently proves whites designed these institutions to keep all the non-whites down despite the significant evidence that Asians consistently outperform whites across multiple dimensions in the West.
What you won’t hear leftists talk about is the explicitly racially divisive codes of conduct that are creeping their way into Western institutions through Human Resources departments. You know, like, racism that is actually institutionalised.
From March 1 this year, the Nursing and Midwifery Board will mandate that Australian Nurses “recognise white privilege” under new codes of conduct. The codes intend to promote “cultural safety” and refer to the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives for “a decolonising model of practice based on dialogue, communication, power sharing and negotiation, and the acknowledgment of white privilege”. It is completely unclear what exactly this “decolonising model” looks like other than the obvious imposition of white guilt with legal force.
A quick google search reveals that these nursing boards have been coaxed into white guilt by Marxists for some time now. A post on the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Federation’s website dated September 2014 reads;
“Recently we attended a cultural safety and respect workshop in Canberra hosted by our colleagues at the Congress of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Nurses and Midwives (CATSINaM). The facilitators, Sharon Gollan (a Ngarrindjeri woman) and Kathleen Stacey led us through an extremely thought provoking, and at times confronting, two days of workshopping. The workshop focussed on participants reflecting on our ‘whiteness’ and the impact of our white culture on this country’s First Nation’s peoples — Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We were confronted with the privilege our ‘whiteness’ affords us in being part of the dominant culture in this society; the fact that we will not be discriminated against because of our skin colour; that we grow up with expectations of entitlements, often without thinking that others don’t share that privilege”
Apparently they missed the fact they were being discriminated against in that very room. Central to the white privilege and institutional racism theories is the idea that white people as a whole simply cannot be victimised by racism. They’re just collectively too powerful. A 3rd grader could tell you why that very idea is racist, plus, it’s pretty explicitly a variant of The Jewish Conspiracy.
It’s fine if you as an individual want to buy these fanatical ideas, I’m partial to a zany conspiracy theory myself. But there is a huge problem when our culture is so self indulgent that you can force these niche worldviews on an entire workforce covertly. This is ideological warfare of the most insidious kind.
I suspect the greatest injustice inflicted upon the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the 21st Century will be the cultural fallout of these segregationist Socialist ideas. Liberal Democrats Senator David Leyonhjelm identifies how this problem of Aboriginal segregation is perpetuated by well-intended Government interference here;