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AGAR: Silencing legitimate debate is a problem

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Have we lost the ability to discuss uncomfortable subjects?

Are some subjects off limits just because one side declares them so?

A column was pulled down from the online edition and an apology given by the Vancouver Sun because some people said it was racist to discuss whether diversity is strength.

The article, written by Mount Royal University instructor Mark Hecht — and published in the print edition of the Vancouver Sun — is titled “Ethnic diversity harms a country’s social trust, economic well-being, argues professor.”

Vancouver Sun editor-in-chief Harold Munro said in a statement: “The Vancouver Sun is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity, tolerance and inclusion. Our vibrant community and nation are built on these important pillars.”

It is sad to realize that the column was pulled and apologized for to........

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