Assignment 3: "We like to think, in this country, that our multicultural mosaic will help nudge us into a greater openness. But multiculturalism as we know it, indulges in stereotype, depends on it for a dash of colour and the flash of dance." (Bissoondath 76). To what extent is this position true? Support your point of view with details from the three readings listed. Outline
Thesis: Canadian government tries to make easy life for immigrants in Canada by establishing laws and policies to reduce diversity in challenges and conflicts between different nations. But, unfortunately, it is not easy as it seems to, because people make their decisions about other according to their education, stereotyping and experience.
1. Peoples’ ignorance about their racism in living places Stereotypes about behaviour and habits
2. Peoples’ ignorance to understand racism in workplace Usefulness of Canadian Acts
3. Separation people by color, nation and religion by giving them Nicknames
4. How people react when the crime occur.
“Multiculturalism as a fact refers to a state of racial, cultural and ethnic diversity within the demographics of a specified place”(www.wikipedia.org). Where is that line between multiculturalism and racism? Canadian government tries to make life easy for immigrants in Canada by establishing laws and policies that reduce diversity as well as challenges and conflicts between different nations. But, unfortunately, it is not as easy as it seems to, because people make their decisions about other according to their education, stereotyping and experience. Some people think that they are not racists, but when it comes to dealing with other people they find thousands of reasons, why they do not want to deal with them. They are stereotyping nations by their color, background, behavior. Some people will never live in buildings with East Indian, because of their preferences in meals....
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Choy, W. "I’m Banana and I Proud of It.” The Mercury Reader: A Custom Publication. Comp. M. Rubens. Toronto: Pearson Custom Publications, 2008. 77-80.
“Canadian Diversity: Respecting our Difference.” Multiculturalism.
20 Jan. 2004. Canadian Heritage. 1 Aug. 2008
“Multiculturalism – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia” 3 August 2008
< http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multiculturalism >
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