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Old 07-01-2009, 12:55 AM
 
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What make Canada so different from United States. Why is United States so racially diverse and Canada is not.
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:05 AM
 
Location: 30-40N 90-100W
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This should probably be in "world."

Canada actually has a fair degree of diversity. Their population might be more Asian than us or at least roughly the same. They have a noteworthy "First Nations/Aboriginal", what we'd call Native American, population. (I'm using the term "Native American" as I want to include their Inuit population)

Their black population is going to be lower as they were never a place where plantation slavery could work. However they have received Blacks who fought for Britain in the Revolutionary War, escaped American slaves, and Black Caribbeans. Nova Scotia is believed to have had the first black woman mayor in North America. (Daurene Lewis) Their Hispanic population is going to be lower because they do not border any nation in Latin America.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:02 PM
 
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What make Canada so different from United States. Why is United States so racially diverse and Canada is not.
Have you been to Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver?

I remember moving from Cincinnati to Toronto in 1977 after high school. I heard more langages on a TTC train in ONE hour than i had in the previous 18 years.

Canada had open immigration since the 1970s and you see a huge variety of people. In fact, the Canadian restaurant in the small town my father fishes at was taken over by a Sri Lankan couple. The food is generally the same as before BUT if you call them in advance, they will make you a wicked curry.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:49 PM
 
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What make Canada so different from United States. Why is United States so racially diverse and Canada is not.
For one thing, Canada is more socially to the left as opposed to the United States, which is a little more to the right.

Everyone knows that Canada is the closet comparable country to the US. Their practically sisters. As far as racially diversity, Canada is quite diverse (Thought, not as diverse as the US). Toronto and Vancouver are minority-majority cities, with more than half of the population is visibly a minority in both cities. Toronto is very well the second most diverse city in North America.
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Old 07-02-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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For one thing, Canada is more socially to the left as opposed to the United States, which is a little more to the right.

Everyone knows that Canada is the closet comparable country to the US. Their practically sisters. As far as racially diversity, Canada is quite diverse (Thought, not as diverse as the US). Toronto and Vancouver are minority-majority cities, with more than half of the population is visibly a minority in both cities. Toronto is very well the second most diverse city in North America.
Actually, I've heard that Toronto is unofficially the most "diverse" city in the world.

Canada is "diverse", but it just manifests itself differently than the US due to socio-historical and immigration reasons. I believe if you count up the people of color in both countries, it's something like 35% for the US and 20% for Canada(not sure if that includes peopleof First Nations backgrounds, as they aren't considered as a "minority" in Canada).
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:36 PM
 
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Canada's major cities are extremely diverse and have a higher percentage of foreign born residents than comparable American cities.
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Old 07-02-2009, 06:40 PM
 
Location: St Paul, MN - NJ's Gold Coast
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Canada has more Native Americans than we do. Canada is safer. Canada is cold in every part of its country; And Canada is way less populated than us.
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Old 07-02-2009, 11:32 PM
 
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We live in GTA (Great Toronto area) and it's really a very diverse city. I've heard on local radio that more than half Torontonians were born not in Canada. And in our company in IT about 80% of workers new immigrants.
P.S. May be this is why my English so bad lol . It's not easy to find person with perfect English
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Old 07-04-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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White Canadians and Yankees are basically the same people. They even sound nearly the same. Canada is an accidental byproduct of the American Revolution. They are more liberal but that comes from a naivete born of isolation (just as in the far northern states) and not having to pay for their defense.

A great deal of mental effort is expended pretending that Canadians and Yanks are different people but Southerners and Yanks are the same people.
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Old 07-06-2009, 12:57 PM
 
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White Canadians and Yankees are basically the same people. They even sound nearly the same. Canada is an accidental byproduct of the American Revolution. They are more liberal but that comes from a naivete born of isolation (just as in the far northern states) and not having to pay for their defense.
Err? Excuse us?
How do we not pay for our defense?

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What make Canada so different from United States. Why is United States so racially diverse and Canada is not.
Canada and the United States are subtlety different from each other - our differences are relatively minor.

Canada is also very diverse, many historical immigration patterns that happened in the US happened in Canada albeit on a smaller scale.
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