Mixed Race People In Canada

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Mixed race individuals have a long history within the world, particularly within Canada; and are a by-product of the continuous globalization and interaction of different ethnic groups caused by the influx of immigration to most Western countries. Consistently discussed within the media, the mixed race demographic of Canada is steadily expanding, and have admittedly created a more prominent emphasis on the importance of recognizing their demographic. The mixed race population within Canada has an influentially beneficial role within the nation, as is seen through their influence within history, Canada 's demographics, and media. Beginning with the interaction between European men and First-Nation women there has been the procreation of mixed…show more content…
Originally from Eastern Canada during the 1600s, the Métis were predominately the children of European fishermen and their Native wives, who as a result of the fur trades ' western migration further into Canada became more…show more content…
Racial profiling within the media can be seen and directed at all races and ethnicities. Although, there are many common ideologies specifically targeting mixed race individuals that are significant due to how ironic they are in demonstrating the repressive and regressive ideologies within our society, through a group that should represent the opposite. Some such ideologies are that of "the dark skin vs. light skin complex", and the importance of the use of physical features to determine ethnicity/character. Commencing with the colour controversy that has emerged within media outlets, such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook, in order to establish beauty standards based on skin colou, the dispute of light skin versus dark skin is evidentially based off remnants of the racist hierarchy that once existed and was thought to be abolished within Canada(Adekunle & Williams, 2010; "Light Skin Vs. Dark," 2014; "Mixed Race," n.d.; Pears, 2013). Surprisingly, the most prominent group of individuals on the side of light skin would be mixed race people, who through starting this debate are promoting what the cultural unison of their existence had begun to remove(Adekunle & Williams, 2010; "Light Skin Vs. Dark," 2014; "Mixed
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