Monday, March 21, 2005

Are Canadians Racist?

A survey suggests about 1 in 6 Canadian adults – roughly four million people – have been victims of racism.
The study was commissioned by the Dominion Institute to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The survey results challenge Canadians' perception that the country is a model of tolerance and multiculturalism, according to the institute's director, Rudyard Griffiths.

Ok, so 1 in 6 Canadians are racist. At least 1 in 6 are not: drunks , or loosers , or crazies , or liars , or scammers , or unemployed , or uneducated, or stoners , or idiots, or nerds, or limp dicks , or slashers, or starving !

If this depresses you, you might have trouble finding help because: 1 in 6 Doctors are seriously considering leaving !

58 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

In response to the title? Hell ya! We make our immigrants live in ghettos (the one in Toronto is known as Scarborough).

Les
www.thecomputergeeks.ca

4:14 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Gotta love "multiculturalism"!

4:43 PM  
Blogger Expat said...

Canadians love to define themselves as what they are not - we are not Americans, for example, and perceive it as an insult when we are called Americans. I propose that we forget about what we are (victims of racism, apparently in this case) and focus on what we are not - stoners, slackers, losers, nerds, etc.

Excellent research in finding the studies that could eventually give Canadians their new sense of identity!

10:15 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Nobody's perfect, but "studies" shouldn't be used to guilt Canadians! There are racists everywhere (lots of them minorities) why not look at what we aren’t?
BTW I just pcked those studies for the "one in six" theme. ;)

12:12 PM  
Blogger Expat said...

I completely agree!

I am always curious to see what questions are being asked to garner the statistics for these surveys. One would think that the questions would be somewhat broad, thus illicting a higher response of "Oh yeah, I can totally relate to that!" on the part of the participants.

4:56 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

Maybe the one in six were white male anglos trying to get a government job!

5:50 PM  
Blogger Expat said...

I have Dr.Pepper all over my computer monitor from reading your response! LOL

I think that you may be onto something. ;o)

7:06 PM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

LOL

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am a proud racist:

I care about the White Race!!!

10:59 AM  
Blogger alsocanadian said...

I don't believe it is racist to be proud of your race.
You are a racist if you hate another race.
The race I hate are those stupid potatoe sack races. All that hopping around...and I always fall down.

3:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

why would you hate another race? its dumb. especially how in america 92 percent of white teens want to be black. its crazy.

7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

canadians are very racist to Americans. Plus they are inwardly racist about immigrants. they pass comments in a hypocritical way. its pretty abhorring how unfeminine canadian women are. they are rude dress poorly and rarely befriend a non canaian

11:58 AM  
Blogger tarun said...

Race, race, race, race, race
WHY do we NEED to create sub-divisions in human beings?

What good comes out of that?

That, more than anything else, might be the saddest fact of this world.

5:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good, Canada shouldn't have to be a white minority just because some chinks and sandniggers want a better life. We were founded upon the heritage of White Catholic Francophones and White Anglo Saxon Protestant Peoples. Not people from Asia and Africa.

2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed, often the racist Canadians tend to be over 50 years old, white, semi-educated, and of lower-middle class status.

Also, Canadians in the Eastern provinces (Nova Scotia, New Foundnlad) are very racist since mostly are unemployed, mostly uneducated whites, so the outcome is quite expected.

It is not a matter of whites-versus-colored, but in the arena of open markets and equal opportunity coupled by immigration, then the socio-economiic status of the indigenous population will be bound to change.

Change often brings forth resistance, and if you don't like seeing non-whites around in Canada, then discuss it with Immigration officials as they are continuously bringing in 200,000 immigrants a year, while the Canadian economy cannot possible accodomate so many in a short peroid of time.

12:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadians (english ones) are indeed very racist! They consider them selves to be superior because of their colour! they dont let niggers and non-white immigrants play ice hockey! And i was an immigrant to canaDA, but i came back to my country!!!! they dont excatly say things right in front of u but they do pass comments related to race. in schools teachers especially the young women judge the students by skin colour!!!. Nut this is only common among the english ones. The french ones are much better! when i took a trip to quebec i was stumped to see how much better the frenchies are! if i go back to canada next time im gona live in some town of quebec

4:07 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadians (english ones) are indeed very racist! They consider them selves to be superior because of their colour! they dont let niggers and non-white immigrants play ice hockey! And i was an immigrant to canaDA, but i came back to my country!!!! they dont excatly say things right in front of u but they do pass comments related to race. in schools teachers especially the young women judge the students by skin colour!!!. Nut this is only common among the english ones. The french ones are much better! when i took a trip to quebec i was stumped to see how much better the frenchies are! if i go back to canada next time im gona live in some town of quebec

4:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadian women ( British decendent) living in Vancover BC are sick to death. Most of them follow the steps of their ansastors and think they are better than new comers.

They think all new canadians are ignorants and homeless or without families and education. They feel so jealous if you have moeny. They talk money and wont talk to you if you don't have anything to give them.

The British Parents here teach their children how to avoid perons who are from differents backgrounds and discrimnate against, you can tell from their innocent eyes.

Women here are good at smilling and saying thank you and sorry, but they wish if you aren't alive especially live in good standrad, have vlues, belief and respect for yourself.

don't be deceived by their politness, they are look like angles, but they are very dark inside.

They hate chiness, indian, arabs, hispanic, but love black people for one reason.

They make them feel like they are back to their glorious old days. that's way you see white women have or want to own have black boyfriends

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://canadaisracist.blogspot.com/

Hockey, eh?

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Johnny Rebel said...

niggers for one are very rude and think they are better than everyone else, they think things should be handed to them because of the slave shit, well guess what i hate niggers

11:15 AM  
Anonymous LOL damn funny said...

This is the most funniest and idiotic blog I have ever read! Seriously, lol you people have no life!

Try saying all this NOT behind a computer screen! GO GET REAL OPINIONS!!!

10:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm been lving around the world, Japan, Thai, France, Canada, China. And guess what I have to say. They're all racists. And so are you. Sad but true.

6:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

FUCK ALL RACISTS EVERYWHERE
"In response to the title? Hell ya! We make our immigrants live in ghettos (the one in Toronto is known as Scarborough)." THAT IS THE MOST IGNORANT THING I HAVE EVER HEARD... FUCK THE WHITE POWER LOSERS... WHITE POWER IS PATHETIC.... ALL RACES ARE EQUAL AND YES THIS IS THE MOST IGNORANT AND RETARDED BLOG EVER.... DON'T BE AFRAID TO MOVE TO CANADA IF YOU ARE NOT WHITE... ALL WHITE PEOPLE ARENT BAD. RACISM COMES FROM IGNORANCE AND IGNORANCE IS ENDED WITH EDUCATION. JUST BE THE BETTER PERSON AND IGNORE EVERY RACIST. THEY ARE ALL PATHETIC LOSERS AND THEIR KIND WILL DIE OUT. FUCK RACIST LOSERS!!!!

10:21 AM  
Anonymous sikak iskwew said...

canadians in general are more racist than americans.

i say this because i am aboriginal and lived in the us for the past ten years. where i lived included various places in: massachusetts, connecticut, arizona, new mexico, colorado, washington dc, maryland and new york.

in the 10 years i lived in the us, i was treated badly because of my ethnicity perhaps four or five times.

in the 29 years i lived in canada, i experienced a racist incident daily. overtly racist at least once a week. one time a white man even told me to "go back to barcelona or where ever the hell" i was from.

i have been called a fucking indian, fucking squaw, prairie nigger, bush nigger, apple etc by white people in canada. i have NEVER been called any names like that in my whole time in the us by any white people in the US except for once when a white man called me a bitch and to go back to my own country because he thought i was mexican.

i thought americans were ignorant when i first moved to the US, then i came back to canada and realized that it is canadians who are truly ignorant and hypocrites who ride on the coattails of a worn out and empty global image of being so "progressive"...

really, the average canadian is a pompous, pretentious, inexperienced bumpkin who is made even more pathetic by his delusions that he is somehow advanced by mere fact that he is canadian.

you are even more capitalistic than americans are but americans do it with more style and are much more interesting as individuals than canadians.

canadians are boring.

8:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i live in a pretty up scale part of tampa and i am sons of colombians and all i can tell you that my 4 years of living in this aera i havent felt bad or treated bad just becouse of my race and my family was thinking of moving to canada but from all this raciest i hear about i rather not

5:16 PM  
Blogger Love_101 said...

i am shocked people think that way about canada.. maybe they should do the same poll in texas? im sure canadians are WAY more racist than texans. ( gotta love canadian trade mark sarcasm)=)

6:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

maybe i am unlucky but i have been subjected to the most racism in Canada by far compared to my time in the US. There could be regional differences perhaps in both countries but for those who think racism does not exist in Canada need to stop being ignorant and recognize. It is this recognition of our own problems that allows us to improve and maintain our edge as one of the freest countries in the world, more so than the states.

5:25 PM  
Blogger dudly said...

mabe you should re read what this says one in six canadians have been subject to racism. it does not say what color these people are or that they are immigrants, first nation, or anything else except canadian. why do people asume that it allways comes from white people. racism comes both directions from all races i am what you could call white and i have experienced racism from first nation people on aregular basis all i do is ignore it if i can or try to be polite because i know this is the only way to get rid of racism by not fueling it with anger. mabe the other side should try this too.

12:37 AM  
Anonymous Alan from New Zealand said...

My first trip to Canada on a bus tour visiting Niagara,Toronto,Ottawa,Montreal & Quebec.
I am from New Zealand and am of mixed race having a European father and a polynesian mother,thus I can look hispanic,inuit,middle eastern or possibly Malaysian Indian.
Because I don't look European I experienced the racist look from many caucasian Canadians,however the French Canadians seem to prefer visitors from exotic countries to be European looking and speak french.
I believe all nations of the world have racism to one extent or another,particularly towards an ethnic minority.
I would accept any polka-dotted stranger from anywhere if they just smiled and said hello(any language) to me instead of staring with that hard stare,which says you are out of place and don't belong here.
I haven't been to Europe yet are they worse or more ignorant than french Canadians when meeting overseas visitors.
I might go to Vancouver next,I have been told the people are better educated and more friendly to strangers than those French fries in Qebec.
Qebec is a beautiful city,and the people are obviously talented etc ,some were fabulously friendly,but French arrogance and ignorance with a Canadian twang ruins the visit for the first time visitor.

11:56 PM  
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3:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am from Dublin in Ireland and moved to Vancouver a few years ago. I have previously lived all over the world, and I have never experienced the kind of ignorant, aggressive and in-your-face racism that I have here. Its unreal! The passive-aggression here, the underhandedness and the "Schadenfreude" (taking pleasure in another's pain) is INCREDIBLE. I have been to other areas in Canada and I found most other places to be nice, with generally educated and live-and-let-live people. Particularly the French Canadians, I thought they were great and very welcoming. Vancouverites suck ass! And the women!? Bitchiest, most superficial, painfully stupid women in the world!

5:56 AM  
Anonymous Mohammed Al Balochi said...

I am Emirati from Dubai and lived in canada for 4 years..What a dump..people are so poor..i mean even the poorest in my county can live like a king in canada. They are racist towards muslims yes i have experienced it..I have returned back to Dubai and will never see that cunt of a country again..Canadian guys should get a job and woman should have some class like us Arabs..

3:32 PM  
Anonymous Steve Decosta said...

I am third Generation Indo-canadian and hever never repeat NEVER faced racism my entire life.If you guys think Canada is racist take a trip down to the US especially down south you would know what racism really is..The new Indians and Chineese immigrant never make an effort to mix out of their own race so why dont we talk about reverse racism here. They cry racism for everything and should learn to leave their habits and culture behind in shanghai or Bombay before headin to Canada. One you embrace Canada , canada will embrace you no matter your nationality, race, color or religeon. Personally i feel the only bit of racism that prevail in canada is towards first nation nationalities.. Just givein my 2 cents worth..Im out..

4:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canadians are by far the most ignorant, insecure, racist trash I've ever come across. They're a country full of self-loathing people with a massive inferiority complex towards Americans, and thus due to this, whenever you bring up a topic like this, or any other that is in the least judgmental, or critical of their poor behavior or ideals, their first thought is "compare to Americans!!!!" Their entire existence must be justified by comparing themselves to Americans, which is why you see "go to Americans if you want to experience true racism", even though time and time again these people have proclaimed Canada to be more racist than the USA. Canadians are a simplistic, delusional people who speak, but do not act. They like to claim certain ideals, but solely for image and comparison to Americans in the ever waging "war" in their tiny little minds, but they would never act out any of these positive ideals. Canadians are ignorant, bigoted, stupid people with a very poor sense of the world outside of their own closed-minded, so-called multicultural trash dump of a country.

6:38 AM  
Anonymous Kevin Hutchison said...

I don't know if Canadians are any more racist than other people. I did once look at a blog, similar to this forum actually, and one Canadian guy was bemoaning the fact that Vancouver had turned into "a zoo" - charming!

7:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

canadian especially women r the racist and are suffering from cancer and hiv in this country,they look nice,modest,but in side r very dark,u know them who they r,but they do not let know then selves as bad,dirt....may god wipe out them

12:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hum wow- I am a canadian woman and this is quite sickening. How would u like it if the whole world moved into your country overnight, took over the stores, brought crime and street gangs, no one speaks your native language on your streets (which by the way is ENGLISH), your kids cant get into college or get summer jobs anymore, your taxes and the cost of living is going through the roof, as you are paying for every tom, dick and moslem from a mountain somewhere to feed them clothe them, give them a house, give them a job, free education, free language training, free certifications, a government job on a silver platter, social assistance if there is no job available (from your grandfathers bank account) and the job that is suppose to go to you, but goes to a nonwhite who has absolutely nothing in common with you other than being a human being.........not to mention the wages are going down every damn day in canada due to massive third world immigration - or and did we mentioned the sky high housing market of vancouver due to stolened chinese money..................and by the way a racist is someone who wants to kill you, have you heard of anyone being killed in canada due to their ethnicity??? In Japan a foreignor cannot even use the same bathrooms as a japanese, and you call us racists!!!!!!!!!!!

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My native friend and I are canadians and we dont like noncanadians. We are so sick of taking the bus and no one speaks in our country's language anymore (which is english), or dresses in canadian clothes, or is polite, or is honest, or is giving you evil glares because they dont like our canadian culture or ways. We cant even go to the mall and we get evil glares from some foreign women (not ALL but some). THis is not the way multiculturalism was suppose to be- it was about mutual respect. The old people are treated rotten in this city of ottawa now u see them sitting at the back of the bus like the blacks used to ( I even know a canadian woman dying of cancer who gets treatment and some immigrant women scream at her to leave her designated front seat and stand so they can put their baby there.......its just evil and rotten. There are so many unhappy people in this city now........alot of can adians want to leave.....and women are treated just awful here due to the foreign cultures.

10:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ottawa now has 500 gangs- in the 1980s it was a white city with no gangs, what more proof do you want that these cultures coming here are ruining our ways. It also cost billions of taxypayers dollars to take care of them with all the free services they get. One in every two immigrants who comes to canada goes on welfare!!!!!!!Thats the latest statistics- is this the kind of country we want??? And they only hire their OWN race......

10:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

....and just as you white anglo saxon and white francophones destroyed the Indigenous people of the country the Asians are going to do to you. You are welcome to go back to your originating countries at anytime. You can either integrate or get the hell out. It wasn't your country to begin with.

5:46 PM  
Anonymous sikak iskwew said...

no doubt all the comments denying racism are posted by the actual racists...meaning white people. i was born and raised in canada (and moved to the us permanently, thank god) and in the whole 25 years ive been in the us i have only been discriminated against a handful of times. in canada, i was discriminated against EVERY SINGLE DAY that i encountered redneck white canadians which was unavoidable. canada is a sick country in denial. at least in the us there is an actual anti-racism national narrative whereas in canada, the denial of it is like the denial you find in a house where incest is being committed and everyone knows it. but everyone denies it.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous sikak iskwew said...

no doubt all the comments denying racism are posted by the actual racists...meaning white people. i was born and raised in canada (and moved to the us permanently, thank god) and in the whole 25 years ive been in the us i have only been discriminated against a handful of times. in canada, i was discriminated against EVERY SINGLE DAY that i encountered redneck white canadians which was unavoidable. canada is a sick country in denial. at least in the us there is an actual anti-racism national narrative whereas in canada, the denial of it is like the denial you find in a house where incest is being committed and everyone knows it. but everyone denies it.

12:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haha, you are the typical Canadian dumb bitch everyone is talking about here, you can't even spell. Best just sit on the bleachers and not participate in these comments, or you might hurt your tiny little brain.

9:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The white British gene is racist no matter where they are. If you interact with a white person, please first find out if they are of British origin or with ancestry. Stay away from them if possible, most are hypocrites and back stabbers but nicer to begin with.

2:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi everybody. I am a American who has expierenced some negative vibes over the phone with Canadians. I found this page by searching if Canadians are racist. When we talk over the phone at work, I can feel thier hatred or discust for me. They always ask me if they can talk to someone in Canada. They are really stupid people

3:59 PM  
Blogger Janice Marquis said...

To the above comment: you are more than likely talking to a RUDE, STUPID, COCKY FOREIGN IMPORT WHO WAS NOT INVITED TO MY WHITE COUNTRY

8:03 PM  
Blogger Janice Marquis said...

and my canada DOES NOT INCLUDE SANDNIGGARS, MOSLEMS, CHINESE, SOMALIS- at least white women never approved of them coming here!

8:04 PM  
Blogger Janice Marquis said...

and by the way idiots IM NOT BRITISH IM HALF FRENCH AND HALF IRISH BUT MY FAMILY WERE FIRST SETTLERS IN 1630 so go jump in a dman lake!

8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Canada is a beautiful country unfortunately the people are not
from the comments I have read on this blog the average Canadian will defend their selves by slagging off others who dare to tell the truth, this is exactly why Canadians struggle with improvement, as in order to be better one must see where ones faults are. Canadians see themselves as faultless and no doubt the comment after this will be a Canadian stomping his ,her feet and acting like a total prick. Racism is not confined to colour in this country but seems to apply to anybody who is considered (from away),in Canada this describes anybody from more than a few hundreds yards away.
Don't expect to get a good job if you come under that category as the job will already have be taken by brothers ,sisters, mothers, aunts and uncles or any distant relative, who are probably all married to each other anyway.
What might surprise you at this point is that I am British.

2:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Janice Marquis
You are a prime example of a Canadian !!!!!!!
I am sure you must feel bitter,
Your Family has been here since 1630 and not one generation has had the good sense to leave this bigoted small minded superficial
racist backward deep freeze.

3:13 PM  
Blogger Janice Marquis said...

We may have to now since massive immigration from foreign lands is almost leading to a war here. Its becoming more and more unsafe on our streets. Unemploymemt is 25%. Whites and locals are not being hired they are being replace by nonwhites. The taxes keep rising. Hardly anyone speaks our language which is ENGLISH.

9:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with one of the comments .Canadians are racists and stupid people with not much values, contrary to Americans and many other countries in the world.

In my opinion, all in all and considering the social system in which they live, Americans are more worthy than Canadians.
Canadians apparently have trouble in defining themselves as what they are, thats why they keep defining themselves as what they are not.

As for Quebecers, it should be well known that they HATE HATE HATE French and niggers and everything that is not from Quebec. Hypocrisy make their cup of tea!!

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ghettos you guys are making your own ghettos. I thought we are canadian so why dont u learn what that means, sp eak the language and learn the customs and stop living in your ethic ghettos u bunch of whizels......

6:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

chinese girls who come here most are hookers in brothels.......

6:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm an African woman and proud to be one!!! And I love people of all color cause we all bleed red blood has it runs in our venes and will never have any other color. Hating other people based on the colors of their skin is not only a disgrace, but also a very shamefull act to not be proud of.. And my response to all y'all saying that immigrants are taking your welfair money?? If they're African? They're taking back what y'all are taking from us every year, Gold, Diamond ect.. Without giving anything back in return except making us more poor!!! So y'all should shutta fuck up!!!

11:02 AM  
Blogger J Canada said...

Apeak for yourself the easterners are known for taking care of minorities such as the immifrants who landed off the coast of Newfoundlandin thr 80s and the city of st hohn has helped many immigrants. When i was in school vietnamese boat peiole came and my city raused thousands of dillars to get them a home and start a restaurant. This city has the highest poverty in canada so do you call whites racist now! I dont think moslems wouls be helping christians out in theur natuon....

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I lived in Canada for almost 20 years,in the first they seem to be friendly,polite and caring.wait until you get to know them little better,they are selfish ,inconsiderate and hating.Canadians don't tell you they're racist in your face . I was out of work for 9 years,because in my previous job I experienced racism especially from white women.I tried to canadianize myself in order to be accepted in this country,but after sept 11th things changed ,they treated me like a terrorist .they see me brown
with a little accent,they never hire me.the funny thing I came from a white background ,I never had a criminal record.I experience the same things with muslims ,they look at your name ,they know you're christian they never hire you. Canadians need to know the persons first and then judge him,but they judge by looks and accent first..

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ignorant white fool. By the way i am black British Caribbean . Who lives in the UK . Dating Scottish Highlander. Who is white and he can't stand the English.

3:21 AM  

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