When Tucker Carlson dared to question the dogma that “diversity is a strength”, the left exploded in fury. Masked vigilantes besieged Carlson’s family – when they knew he was on-air and away from home – screaming their usual nonsense about “racism”, blah blah blah.
Except that Carlson was right to question the value of “diversity”. Now, he’s got science backing him up. A new, peer-reviewed study, from that Nordic socialist paradise Denmark, no less, has found that diversity weakens communities, rather than strengthening them.
It turns out that diversity is not a strength after all.
The study, entitled ‘Ethnic Diversity and Social Trust: A Narrative and Meta-Analytical Review’, was conducted by Peter Thisted Dinesen and Merlin Schaeffer from the University of Copenhagen and Kim Mannemar Sønderskov from Aarhus University.
Seeking to answer whether “continued immigration and corresponding growing ethnic diversity” was having a positive impact on community cohesion, the study found the opposite to be the case.
Cue sad trombone noises.
Studying existing literature and also carrying out a meta-analysis of 1,001 estimates from 87 studies, the researchers concluded, “We find a statistically significant negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust across all studies.”summit.news/2019/10/07/new-peer-reviewed-academic-study-finds-diversity-is-not-a-strength
As the study authors note, this is a pertinent question, because “continued immigration and corresponding growing ethnic diversity have prompted this essential question for modern societies”. Anyone who dares criticise the elite-imposed program of mass immigration is howled down with the “diversity is strength” canard. Yet now, as we see, diversity is not strength.
The study also punctures quite a few other leftist conceits.
For instance, community mistrust engendered by mass immigration is blamed on “ignorance”. Except that the opposite seems to be true: familiarity does indeed breed contempt.
Interethnic contact does not systematically change the estimated relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust.
Another excuse, routinely trotted out, is that “disadvantage” is to blame. They’re not blowing us up and running us down in trucks because their holy books tell them to. No, it’s all our fault, because they’ve been “marginalised”.
Once again, the study shows otherwise.
A frequently raised criticism of the ostensible negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trust is that ethnic diversity is in reality just a placeholder for social disadvantage and associated aspects such as crime […] controlling for socioeconomic disadvantage and related aspects does not change the overall negative relationship between ethnic diversity and social trustresearchgate.net/publication/335924797_Ethnic_Diversity_and_Social_Trust_A_Narrative_and_Meta-Analytical_Review
Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics at the Birkbeck University of London, also tweeted about the study, commenting, “Higher diversity is significantly associated with lower trust in communities, even when controlling for deprivation.”
In other words, mass immigration is eroding community trust and harming society.
“Diversity is a strength” is a glib, onerous, empty aphorism that is shoved down our throats as a piece of received wisdom that only racists would deny.
It may be politically correct, but has no basis in actual reality.summit.news/2019/10/07/new-peer-reviewed-academic-study-finds-diversity-is-not-a-strength/
The open-borders globalists are destroying our communities and berating us for even daring to notice their lies.