Racial Minorities In Canada

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Women and racial minorities are underrepresented in most fields around the modern world. Likewise, it is not surprising that people remain a stereotypical perspective towards them when it applies to a political setting. While exploring the setting of women and racial minorities in the society, understanding some key terms of this topic can enhance the knowledge for the discussion of the topic in this paper. Racial minority is defined as a group of certain races that contain less social power and authority compared to the majority in society. The politics of Canada consists of a framework parliamentary democracy and federal system of parliamentary government. According to the Parliament of Canada, the federal government is responsible for the…show more content…
Jerome Black and Lynda Erickson in article studies Canadian cases to analysis if voter bias contributes to the underrepresentation of racial minorities in the national legislatures of diverse societies. The representation in Canada’s House of Commons of the minority ethnic population has improved in the past two decades. Nevertheless, some minority groups remain under representative. They also assumed that minimizing the gap by pressure does not help to make a signify differences in anytime soon. They discussed about the voter bias in the article. From their analysis, they did not find evidence those minority candidates lose votes in the elections because of their ethnicity. Minority candidates do not need more personal credential for gaining votes. Therefore, they concluded that minorities candidates should not be having biased during the electorate. Researchers insist this problem can be directed to the playing role of discrimination in the candidate recruitment and selection process, which limits the opportunities for minority individuals to achieve national office. Moreover, as people count on traditional recruitment networks and social contacts, it leads to the discouragement of participation among the…show more content…
Even though he suggested the necessity on a closer look into other marginalized groups, research could be very difficult because of the lack of existing data. Moreover, the issue of sensitivity about the disclosure of legislators’ personal information could be a problem when conducting a research study. Obtaining information such as people’s ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation is very challenging. In another article, Jeanette and Stewart are trying to explore the problem of underrepresentation among women and racial minorities in the world’s legislatures. It made use of cases from British Columbia (B.C.) to explained that it is a supply and demand concern instead of a purely undersupply concern. Furthermore, it is the demand-side discriminating gatekeepers who started all the political favourism. The study conducts stage-by stage supply and demand testing during different recruitment process stages, which refers to a process that an individual participating to become a legislative assembles in a political system. Following the supply and demand framework, it assumed that underrepresentation is attributed to the reason of less participation of women and racial minorities in the recruitment stages. Moreover, underrepresentation was happened because the discrimination against
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