Inequality In Canad A Case Study

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Racial minorities and immigrants are not reaching the same outcomes of their White and non-recent immigrant counterparts. The dropout rates of visible-minority students still exceeds those of students belonging to the majority (Kirova, 2008, 103). For examples, Hispanic and Latino students have a dropout rate two times that of their White peers, and Black students have a dropout rate almost four times that of their White peers (Kahn, 2008, 527). School performance of African American and Hispanic students tends to be lower than the level achieved by their white peers (The Equity and Excellence Commission, 2013, 13). Groups that belong to races other than White are still represented proportionately higher than their White counterparts in the legal system (Kirova, 2008, 103). The list of inequalities is extensive. If multicultural education was working effectively, this would not be the case. …show more content…

A survey of recent immigrants done by Statistics Canada found that thirty-five to fifty percent of Asians and Blacks had ”experienced discrimination in the previous five years, compared to only 19 percent of whites” (as cited in James, 2003, 243). While Western society has progressed from the days of slavery, forbidding interracial marriages, separate Black and White children in schools, and preventing Black people from receiving certain jobs, Canadians still experience racism in various forms. Some forms of racism that still exist include individual racism, the racist attitude of an individual, and institutional racism, when rules and practices of organizations result in differential experiences for people of varying races (James, 2003, 219-220). Again, the fewer people would be experiencing racism if multiculturalism was

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