History Of Racism In Canada

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When things have begun are they able to come to stop? Many people in this world wonder if racism will ever stop. According to the “Historical Timeline of Racism in Canada,” racism began in 1698 and has been going on ever since then. Many people believe that racism has existed since people started to notice differences between themselves and others around them. Some people don’t know the meaning of racism because it means something different to each and every individual. One common definition would be judging someone based on the color of one’s skin or religion. In Canada racism has taken a big change. Bharati Mukherjee a professor of creative writing. In the United States of America, who had “not met an Indian in Canada who has not suffered the humiliations of being overlooked (in jobs, in queues, in deserved recognition) and from being singled out (in hotels, department stores, on the streets, and at customs. (Mukherjee, Bharati, An Invisible Women.) In a department store an employee was racist towards a customer based on the customers skin color, and singled the customer out. The customer paid for the items, collected the bags and was about to leave the store when the blaring siren went off. Immediately the customer came to a stop and turned around. There, waiting, the cashier stood and asked the customer to walk through the detectors again. Once again the screeching noise erupted. The shopper could feel others pausing to watch the commotion as their eyes filled with excitement. Then the bags were snatched out of the customers grasp and the customer was asked to walk through the detectors without the bags. The costumer’s ears picked up the noise of murmurs washing through the crowd that was gathered, commenting on how that individual stole and about how that person is just like any other new foreign citizen. Two deep breaths later the customer stepped through

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