quote: How about we ban porn for white males over here, since the vast majority of sexual serial killers are white?
As far as I know, porn isn't linked to serial killing, and I know there isn't any huge widespread serial killing problem, let alone amongst a single ethnic community of white men. So that's really not a good parallel.
If there was a group of white people where some crime was a common and reoccuring problem and porn was found to be scientifically linked to the problem, I would say, by all means, rescind their rights to porn for a period of time and see if it made a difference. That would be parallel.
Honestly, the problem happens to be with an ethnic group that is black. So that's where they are addressing the problem. I am really failing to see how this is actually racist. Wouldn't it be more hateful to leave those poor children to the mercies of sick individuals?
Now, I don't think it's a coincidence that this problem is happening in this group. I'm sure years of colonialism and forced poverty and social injustice have contributed heavily to alcohol abuse. Perhaps there is a genetic predisposition to alcoholism (happens in other ethnicities including white), or a cultural predisposition to child abuse (yes that happens in white groups too). At any rate, the problem is what it is now and needs to be dealt with swiftly in the best interest of the children, not their sick abusers.
I really don't think racism is the intent here-- I could be wrong about intentions, but it just doesn't seem like that to me. I have to say, I know child sexual abuse very intimately from my own experience-- perhaps that's where my biase is. If it is a biase, than I'm glad of it. Children all over the world are being emotionallyand physically tortured by incest, and I for one will stand up and say "It's NOT okay." In general, children experiencing incest are not protected by their own families. The family will protect the offender and the family's "good" name from embarassment, sooner than protect the child. This phenomenon appears to be cross-cultural.
The only other thing to do would be to remove mass amounts of ethnic children from their homes and place them in homes of another culture. That would be far worse I think. I applaud these measures to try to protect children while keeping families intact as much as possible.