Canada’s Continued Racism towards Aboriginal Peoples

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Essay #: 060599
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Canada’s Continued Racism towards Aboriginal Peoples
Many countries face division over questions related to their aboriginal populations. The majority of these questions emerge from one central issue. An issue articulated by Margery Fee and Lynette Russell’s article “‘Whiteness’ and ‘Aboriginality’ in Canada and Australia: Conversations and Identities.” The core of the issue may be revealed by this question: how exactly should a society think about the very terms that are essential to any conversation on the relationship between the white majority and the aboriginal minority? That is, how does a society define whiteness and indigenous status? In other words, is whiteness, unconsciously or consciously, adopted as a norm – are all other...
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.....d reality, is that the ‘other’ is not effectively addressed by the society in question – there still remains the problem of racism.
Sadly, Canadian society is still founded on a racist structuring. And although there have been improvements – the major one being the recognition of the artificiality of ‘whiteness’ – the ‘other’ is still not effectively dealt with. One of the groups specifically singled out as ‘other’ has been aboriginal culture. Until there are effective measures taken, in the form of integration and support, this group will remain a disenfranchised ‘other.’
Works Cited
Fee, Margery and Russell, Lynette. “‘Whiteness’ and ‘Aboriginality’ in Canada and Australia: Conversations and Identities.” Feminist Theory 8 (2007): 187-208.