NYT: It's Racist to Notice That Melbourne, Australia Now Has a Black Street Crime Problem
November 29, 2018, 03:58 AM
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From the New York Times:

In Australia, a Sudanese Basketball League Finds Itself Sidelined by Racist Fears

By Livia Albeck-Ripka, Nov. 28, 2018

MELBOURNE, Australia — An Australian basketball association that runs tournaments for teenagers from the country’s South Sudanese community said that xenophobic attitudes had forced it to cancel its annual December tournament.

The South Sudanese Australian National Basketball Association has been a pipeline for athletes who go on to play in colleges in the United States and even the N.B.A. It said in a statement posted to Facebook on Tuesday that the exaggerated news media coverage of gang violence meant that it had struggled to find stadiums willing to host the league this year.

“Stadium managers are afraid to host our event because of the African gang stories they see in the news,” the statement read.

In recent years, isolated incidents of violence among South Sudanese youth in Melbourne have received wide attention in the news media, which some critics say has fueled panic and racist attitudes. Some politicians have also stoked fears of so-called African gangs. And while there have been criminal incidents involving young people with South Sudanese backgrounds, the majority of crimes in the state of Victoria are committed by people born in Australia, government figures show.

Checkmate, racists! “The majority of crimes in the state of Victoria are committed by people born in Australia,” so, logically, there is zero reason to be concerned about the effects of immigration policy, at least not until 51% of the crimes in Melbourne are committed by South Sudanese. And by that point it will be too late to do anything about it, so just lie back and think of basketball.

It’s like how there’s no rational reason to worry about global warming until the oceans start to boil. Wait … No, it’s not like that at all.

Seriously, from the Melbourne Sun Herald:

“But Sudanese youths were vastly overrepresented in the 2015 data, responsible for 7.44% of home invasions, 5.65% of car thefts and 13.9% of aggravated robberies, despite…making up about 0.11% per cent of Victoria’s population”

Speaking of global warming, it’s worth noting that:

A. African immigration leads to increased street crime,

B. Increased street crime leads to White Flight,

C. White Flight leads to lower density living and less reliance on mass transit,

D. More use of private vehicles leads to more greenhouse gas emissions.

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