Instead, “Canadians today reflect a vast diversity of cultural heritages and racial groups. This multicultural diversity is a result of immigration” (Satzewich, 1992, pg 403). The clash of multiculturalism, religions, traditions, beliefs, and values causes discrimination, racism and hatred among each others. As walk down a street you may see blacks, south-east Asians, aboriginals, Chinese, Muslims, and Jews etc.
In Dresden, Ontario there was wide-spread discrimination across the city. Blacks were treated horribly in regards to jobs and living conditions and other races were not far off. Ross Lambertson's 'The Dresden Story:' Racism, Human Rights, and the Jewish Labour Committee of Canada is a case study devoted
After this problem had occurred, Rodney became the main focus for how bad race issues were. This caused the public to get angry about police brutality and racism, people went around starting fires, damaging and breaking into businesses, and of course stealing products. Not only did it start other smaller riots across the United States but it also started a minor riot in Toronto, Ontario. Eventually the government started to notice all the problems and begin to solve them. 2.Give three of Foster's examples.
Another thing making Canada a diverse country is that we have two official languages. Diversity to us also means being unique. Whether it is race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or political beliefs. Everyone is different. One problem
Ethnocentric individuals judge other groups relative to their own ethnic group or culture, especially with concern for language, behaviour, customs and religion. Therefore major differences can create tensions between individuals or even communities in a separatist point of view. For instance when the people feel secluded from central government, they tend to seek to gain more political control. Such groups may have different language or religion amongst the others in the state and are often geographically peripheral (isolated from another region). The Kurdistan for example is socially segregated as they live in mountainous area across Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey.
There are many things, words, or people that may try and define Canada and its political culture between the 1990's and present, but to be truly honest one must come to the conclusion that unless you intend to write more than a few measly sentences, you may not even come close. Now when many people try to describe the political culture of Canada they think of three things that have shaped the politics of our nation recently, the separatist movement in Quebec, the emergence of conservatism in the west, and the blow the Liberals have taken due to the emergence of the Sponsorship scandal and the Gomery inquiry. These three things, all encompassed into a single nation of politics is what shapes our nation today, and maybe even defines the term of Canadian political culture. Since the days when the first English - French confrontation happened in the recently discovered Canada, political culture in Quebec has always been different from the rest of the country. The French-Canadians have always been looking for and perhaps maybe pushing towards a separate and sovereign country of their own.
A very common question is “What is your background?”. For some it is an easy answer, but for others its much more deeper. Its where we are from, what do we identify with. For people who come from a mixed heritage this may be sometimes a hard question to answer. For somebody like me in order to answer this question its like deciding whether to go to the polish festival, afghani festival, celebrate Canada day or attend all three.
Victimization is a consistent theme that is first demonstrated through the character Tom Robinson. Tom Robinson faced a great amount of abuse by the citizens of Maycomb. During his rape trial, Tom Robinson was discriminated against while he took the stand. “ ‘Strong enough to choke the breath out of a woman and sling her to the floor?’ ” (Lee, 196). Mr. Gilmer, the prosecutor, used Tom’s race and physical strength to imply that Tom was just another stereotypical black man who targeted a fair skinned female.
The elections are critical to Canadian citizens. Both adults and youth should be involved in voting. Canada should revise its foreign policy and bring our troops abroad back home. The environment is also of great concern to us, and we need to start thinking for tomorrow’s generation. The major issue today is the economy.
International stereotypes are always very difficult to understand but to my mind it’s an interesting thing. It may be very useful sometimes to learn the way of thinking of a certain nation, to know its features. A nation is a group of people who have common language, history and traditions. These people aren’t just a group, but they are a community with their own culture. People that belong to various nations certainly differ from one another as they have different history and traditions.