Decreasing Racism in Canada

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Do you think Canada is still racist country? In my opinion, I definitely support the fact that Canada is not a racist country anymore. It has changed significantly since its birth; it was once a child, however, it has now grown up and is a role model for other countries. Rewinding back to the early and mid 1900, Canada was known as a racist country; however after WWII, it started to reduce the racism, sexism, and hatred against non-white Races. Canada began to allow multi races such as Chinese, Japanese, and the Jewish to live in Canada, however, life was still difficult for the non- whites. The essay “Our Home and Racist Land” was written approximately 50 years ago and talks about facts that occurred 30 years before the essay was written. The narrator of this story talks about her father in the 1930s. She states “looking for a job in the thirties was a scare, especially for blacks”. Her father had a tough time finding a job, since the racism level in Canada was reaching the sky. At first her father was a cook at The Great Lakes, he worked for extended hours a day and was not paid a fair amount, her father usually returned home in a jaded condition. . Is it anything like that in Canada today? No, it is not, today in Canada all adult workers are paid nothing below the minimum wage, and bonus pay kicks in when a worker decides to work overtime. Differiencity is not the solution in Canada anymore; it usually is against the Canadian law. The narrator of the essay includes that her father finally found a job in 1942 at Ford Motor Company’s transportation centre in Windsor. Her father was hapless at the time, fortunately his life and luck made a U turn and this proofs that Canada began to take a step towards a multiculturalism nation. ...

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...ed people of the 21st century are very different from the people of 1900s. An important thing that is being done by the government is that they have set rules and regulations so strong and the punishment not being worth racist that citizens don’t want to discriminate anybody. “Black ultra fundamentalist groups believed that we would reward in Heaven for our sufferings on Earth.” This is a quote from the essay, and I think this quote had a lot of meaning to it 50 years ago; however, in today’s society this quote is more likely to be pretentious than holding any type of truth. “Mine is only a partial picture of our journey for acceptance”, this quote was mentioned by the narrator of the story. She is trying to say that after a lot of struggle and fight against racism, she finally made it through. This is why I think racism in Canada has plummeted, what do you think?
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