Racism In Canada Is Ever-Present, But We Have A Long History Of Denial

Article Link: https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/racism-canada-anti-black_ca_5ecd6c6cc5b670f88ad48d5c

Discussion posted by: David McNamara

We read a lot about American exceptionalism. But Canadians confronted with American news, especially white Canadians like me confronted with news about racism in the U.S., are often quick to condemn our neighbour. “Wow, that country is broken,” we’ll say when talking about the States, or “That wouldn’t happen here,” or “At least we’re not as bad as they are.” I’ve said all those things, too. It’s comforting to feel our problems are less significant than other people’s; that in some small way, we’re superior.