Psychology Class: Racism in Canada


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Essay #: 052455
Total text length is 18,666 characters (approximately 12.9 pages).

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Psychology Class: Racism in Canada
This paper is an observational, analytical report on racism in Canada. The paper will observe the situation, offer analysis linked to that observation, and will offer original research on the matter. Along the way, various concepts, definitions, some statistics, some theory, some pertinent laws, the history of racism in Canada, public opinion and cross-cultural relations will all be discussed; given the small size of this paper, these items will be touched upon in brief. Initially, this writer had intended to focus on Native-Canadians but switched over to a discussion of African-Canadians and their experiences because of personal encounters with anti-black racism in Toronto this past summer. To summarize...
The end: anti-Asian racism and the campaign for Chinese Exclusion. Today, as we reconsider our approach to drugs and contemplate the potential hazards of a more liberal drug policy, it seems wise to remember that Canada's drug problems were not particularly severe before our drug laws went into effect, and that these laws were inspired more by racism than they were by solid concerns about health.
Opinions expressed in Explorations are the author's own, and do not necessarily reflect those of the Beaver.
By Catherine Carstairs
Catherine Carstairs is an assistant professor in the History Department at the University of British Columbia. She is completing a book on the history of drug use and drug policy in Canada.