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View Poll Results: Is Canada really more racist than the United States?
The USA is more racist than Canada 3 14.29%
Canada is more racist than the USA 12 57.14%
There is no real difference 6 28.57%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-11-2015, 07:11 PM
 
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I recently stumbled upon this guy in the Wellington County Museum in Elora, Ontario.

This dude was the real deal.

Richard Pierpoint: A very Canadian hero | Toronto Star

Biography – PIERPOINT, RICHARD – Volume VII (1836-1850) – Dictionary of Canadian Biography

Archived - Harper Government Commemorates Richard Pierpoint for his role in the War of 1812 - Canada News Centre

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Pierpoint
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Old 08-13-2015, 05:01 AM
 
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Quebec in a move presumably for political correctness ponders removing the N word from various sites around Quebec. On the surface it seems to be a move to be applauded however i wonder what the black community thinks about this aspect of their historical heritage being erased.Are there places in the USA that are still prefaced by the N word?
Quebec considers removing N-word from 11 place names - Ottawa - CBC News
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Old 08-16-2015, 10:27 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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I may have to drop into the Canadian forum more regularly. It's a pleasure to read a thread concerning racial issues that doesn't devolve into vicious name calling and bigotry from both sides within the first 5 posts.
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Old 08-20-2015, 10:26 PM
 
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You honestly won't get a real answer unless you've experienced it yourself. As you've seen already answers have varied because of different experiences. To be more specific, it matters upon the region you're talking about as well.

A thing people need to understand is that all countries are, to some extent, racist. Every minority, no matter how peaceful the country is, will experience racial tensions with the majority or other ethnicities. This even happens with the smaller white population in South Africa with the natives.

Certain parts of the US, like Canada, are probably more prone to be racist. In the US, the south (states like Mississipi, Georgia, Tennessee) is more prone to be more racist and violent against minorities than states up North. I like in Memphis, Tennessee, which is almost like Mississipi's cousin in terms of its reputation of racism and violence. On the news you see nothing but violence against blacks. I've only visited Canada but I'd assume it's similar. Outside of tourist areas like Toronto and Vancouver POC are probably more prone to experience racism due to a lack of population, and thus more prejudice is bound to affluent.

I'd personally prefer to live in Canada. Other parts of the US are much better than Memphis but black attitudes here are atrocious. There's an overbearing herd mentality among the blacks in the US that can range from obnoxious to down right vitriolic towards blacks that aren't immersed in their heritage/embrace the "black" attitude. People who don't fit this archetype are ostracized and slapped with labels such as "oreo" and other derogatory terms. And this is just my two cents, but black Americans are the most racist out of any other. The most pungent racism I've seen has come from blacks in the US.
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