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Old 10-13-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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^ it's not intent, it's impact. So dumb question can be racist if interpreted that way by the receiver.
So you can be racist without intending to be so? Isn't that like impugning motives (prêtage d'intentions)?
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Old 10-13-2015, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Halifax, NS
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So you can be racist without intending to be so? Isn't that like impugning motives (prêtage d'intentions)?
Yes. It doesn't make you a bad person or a racist, though.

That is the problem with discussions of racism is that many (well white people) view it as something you are and not something you do or say. Everybody messes up.

Watch this video:

https://youtu.be/MbdxeFcQtaU

That being said, it should be noted that probably a lot of Canadians would be surprised to meet a black Frenchman. Many people have misconceptions about Europe, they think it's homogeneous, and Europe is just "where white people come from". People who have not been to Europe or don't know much about it might be surprised.

I remember when I was a kid I went to a Canada vs Sweden world junior hockey game and there were black people on the Swedish team. I really did not know at the time there were black people in Sweden. I had the misconception of Swedes being all tall and blonde.

And yes, such a misconception about Sweden was racist.
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Old 10-13-2015, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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^ it's not intent, it's impact. So dumb question can be racist if interpreted that way by the receiver.
Well I have no idea what your intention was with this comment

"English Canada is racist they just say the **** behind your back. If you're black, French Canadian, hell, even a white Anglo Saxon American, don't trust them."

but it has impact on this Anglo Canadian receiver because its absolutely not true! This is the type of crap perspective that holds humanity back and further serves to create division.
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Old 10-13-2015, 10:08 PM
 
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Thinking there is a link between a behavior and a color skin is what I name racism.

And thinking because you are black the only place you belong is Africa, it's racism as well.
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Old 10-14-2015, 12:49 AM
 
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rac·ism
ˈrāˌsizəm/
noun
noun: racism
the belief that all members of each race possess characteristics or abilities specific to that race, especially so as to distinguish it as inferior or superior to another race or races.

prejudice, discrimination, or antagonism directed against someone of a different race based on the belief that one's own race is superior.
Captain Canada you've been here in Canada long enough to develop your views on this perceived racism.
Are you now going to go through life here in Canada thinking every negative that comes your way is a result of racism?
You've brought up your own personal take on the issue so what do you plan to do about it?Seems to me you got 2 choices either get an attitude adjustment on the actual depth of the issue or move to a place where there is no racism.
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Old 10-14-2015, 06:41 PM
 
Location: Saint-Aimé-des-Lacs, Québec
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I am really sorry about these experiences. Racism has no place in my home.
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Old 10-14-2015, 07:42 PM
 
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So the Québecois are racists for not seeing you as "French" because you're Black...even though French people themselves often don't regard you as "French" either because you're black lol.

Troll.
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