This is an excellent essay on the poor little Aboriginal girl who was left to die from a treatable cancer because of the racism of political correctness.
Imagine if little Makayla Sault was a homeschooled, Christian girl? She would have been yanked from her home and forced into treatment in a nanosecond.
Shame on all of the children's aid workers, and the judge that enabled her death and her parents. Blood on their hands.
It's ironic that their reverse racism-having low to no expectations of Aboriginals-that led, pointlessly to a little girl's death.
Leah McLaren's piece is the final word on this, as far as I'm concerned.
I can hear her tears-the tears of a protective mother-in this piece and I felt them as well.
"Makayla, it’s safe to say, died of cancer."
"But little about this story seems reasonable or fair. It is the strange tale of how the rights of the state can come into conflict with – and ultimately be trumped by – the hard-won rights of a specific minority. It is also the story of how superstition and magical thinking can dangerously masquerade as “cultural tradition” to dupe the sick, the young and the desperate. And finally it’s the story of how powerful people are sometimes willing to sacrifice the lives of innocents to protect the rights of a historically wronged community."
"It is also one of the saddest stories I have ever heard."