Anti Racism In Canada

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Canada is considered as one the most diverse country in the world where people of many race, religion, colour and sexual orientation live as one nation. According to Statistics Canada, 20 percent of Canadian population is represented by immigrants, the highest among G8 notions. On world stage, Canada has been a consistently a strong voice for the protection human rights and advancement of democratic values. Canada has played an important in the world promoting human rights, from the drafting of Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1947/48 to our current commitment world human rights issues. Canada has been seen as a global leader by other countries. However, when it comes to treatment and living standards of Aboriginal people, Canada has…show more content…
From the first know Aboriginal policy legislated in the Royal Proclamation Act of 1763 to the policies enacted in the following legislations including the Constitution Act of 1982 have caused the severe adverse effect on Aboriginal people and their community at large. This paper will discuss the Canadian policy and legislations were the root cause of anti- Aboriginal racism in Canada. This paper will give a deeper understating of how Canadian government policies and legislations, embedded with systematic discrimination have driven Aboriginal people to poverty, social and economic oppression, education and health…show more content…
Racism exist in many different ways that allow some group of people to consider themselves as better than others and to control and claim political, social-cultural and economic power. There are number of way in which human can discriminate each other based on socially constructed categories of gender, disability, sexual orientation, class, age and religion (Heldke & O’Connor, 2004). The systematic racism is historic in the health and well being of Aboriginal people and it continues to negatively shape the life choices and chances of Aboriginal people in Canada. The systematic racism fundamentally contributes to the alarming disparities in the health between Aboriginal peoples and non- Aboriginals. The Aboriginal peoples experience the worst health outcomes of any population group in Canada (Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 2013). It highlights the urgency and importance of understanding and addressing systematic racism as a determinant of Aboriginal people
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