U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 06-22-2012, 07:00 AM
 
455 posts, read 919,489 times
Reputation: 438

Advertisements

Indians are grouped in with other asians in canada and the us i believe. Also India is itself very ethnically diverse so not all indians would even fall under "Caucasian" .
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 06-22-2012, 07:28 AM
 
10,847 posts, read 11,310,849 times
Reputation: 7587
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mhundred View Post
Indians are grouped in with other asians in canada and the us i believe. Also India is itself very ethnically diverse so not all indians would even fall under "Caucasian" .
this is true.
when I look at the US or Canadian racial groups, I find them exceedingly inconsistent.

Basically you have White (Caucasian), black and Asian/pacific Islander.
The there is hispanics, which is divided into white and non-white hispanics. What the hell are those?

Additionally, white vs black is a skin color thing, while being Asian is a geography thing. Calling Indians Asian doesn't make them the same or even similar ethnic group as Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietanmese etc. Physically speaking, they are Caucasian to me. Sometimes I have trouble tell the difference between a dark skinned white and a light skinned Indian. There is an anchorwoman on BBC whom I always though was European (Spanish/Portuguest etc) and turns out to be Indian with a typical Indian family name "Sharma".

Then there are the Arabs/Muslims. It is more of linguistic/cultural definition. Racially I think they are undoutedly white and definitely not Asian. Do the US and Canada consider them as "white" or "Asian"?

Also mixed people such Venessa Williams are usually considered "non-white" (black in her case) if one parent is black or Asian. How to determine that? why is 50% white and 50% black considered black but not white? Seems random to me.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 08:01 AM
 
1,746 posts, read 4,641,961 times
Reputation: 1166
"visible minority" is a racist term and should be abolished.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Canada
4,699 posts, read 8,518,721 times
Reputation: 4898
Quote:
Originally Posted by movingwiththewind View Post
"visible minority" is a racist term and should be abolished.
I basically agree.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Toronto
3,338 posts, read 5,812,835 times
Reputation: 2365
I don't think many Canadians really use "visible minority" in day-to-day speech anyways outside of a constructed category for census purposes.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 07:58 PM
 
Location: The heart of Cascadia
1,328 posts, read 2,658,192 times
Reputation: 816
Quote:
Originally Posted by ExtremeMan8 View Post
Whites are pretty much minority now in Canada
Not really, isn't Canada still over 80 percent white? haha

Would a Jew or an Italian count as a visible minority? Yeah, it's kind of a stupid term.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-22-2012, 08:16 PM
 
312 posts, read 948,375 times
Reputation: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by callmemaybe View Post
Not really, isn't Canada still over 80 percent white? haha
haha no clue but we are a very multicultural country that's for sure!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2012, 06:10 AM
 
34,510 posts, read 41,651,081 times
Reputation: 29977
So i guess if you arent a visible minority you'd be a visible majority?
I think its a stupid term and is probably just a PC way of calling some one White,Black,Asian,or whatever.

Last edited by sunshineleith; 06-24-2012 at 04:32 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-23-2012, 04:33 PM
 
242 posts, read 440,008 times
Reputation: 233
It's a ridiculous term in my opinion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > World Forums > Canada
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top