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Feminist Critiques of Official Multiculturalism

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Department
Women's and Gender Studies
Course
WGST 1F90
Professor
Jenny Janke
Semester
Fall

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14/05/2012 1 Feminist Critiques of Official Multiculturalism AGENDA Feedback on Lecture response Announcement on Guest Lectures on Feminist critiques of Islam phobia Lecture, discussion, films Lecture response 2 special privileges/affirmative action Do people of colour get ‘special privileges’ in hiring?  What does the research tell us?  How does Canadian immigration policy on race/immigration shape this context? 3 Immigration Highlights: 2006-10  In 2006, Canada admitted 251,649 permanent residents. 138,257 were economic class (55% of the total). Includes skilled workers, business immigrants, and live-in caregivers 70,506 came under the family class (28%) 43,000 were refugees and those admitted on humanitarian grounds (16%) -- % has declined in recent years  In 2010 admitted temporary foreign workers: 182,322 with temporary work permits (farm/oil workers) cannot apply for citizenship 96,147 foreign students , who can apply for citizenship 4 Overview: who are newcomers and what happens to them in labour market?  2006: 20% of Canadian-born had post-secondary degree  51% of people born outside Canada had post-secondary degree (2001-6)  BUT: in 2001 [immigrant men**] earned 40% and women 45% less than Canadian- born of same age and education Almost double the wage gap of 20 years ago 5 2008-10 recession? 2010: 19.7% unemployment rate for newcomers in Toronto 1 51% of people born outside Canada had post-secondary degree (2001-6)  14/05/2012 BUT: in 2001 [immigrant men**] earned 40% and women 45% less than Canadian- born of same age and education Almost double the wage gap of 20 years ago 5 2008-10 recession? 2010: 19.7% unemployment rate for newcomers in Toronto 6.7% unemployment in TO overall Conclusion: newcomers (mostly people of colour) are NOT getting ‘special privileges’ 6 Is the situation different for people of colour overall? Colour of Poverty Campaign: Toronto (www.colourofpoverty.ca) racialized people 3 times more likely to live in poverty than others Between 1980 and 2000 poverty rate for white people fell by 28%  but for racialized families rose by 361% <= poverty for racialized families 7 Gendered evidence of inequality 2005: Canadian-born men earn $81,416 Canadian-born women earn 44,908  Immigrant women 28,346 Newcomer men 25,417 Newcomer women 14,861 38% of women of colour earn income below the poverty line 8 ‘Occupational skidding’[<= OS] and credentialism OS: newcomers working in jobs that are unrelated to their education and experience  2002: only 4/10 immigrants were working in their field  2006: 62% of Canadian educated prof work in their field 24% of immigrants working in their field What does ‘credentialism’ have to do with OS? 9 (Dis)connections b/t youth unemployment & newcomer experiences? 10 Film: Doctors wit
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