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McMaster University
Social Work
Sandra Preston

Day 2 January 14/2013 Social Work 1A06 Individual vs. Structural in the Canadian Context: Racism is influenced by the global context of racism; this has impacts on the rest of the world. Ideology and Ideas of Race and Culture Individual Racism Structural Racism Racism on a Global Scale - Ethnocentrism o Thinking that the world works the way you understand it o The way that you value things and understand things is the only way to understand o Self-centered way of thinking o This is the central part of global racism because it allows you to devalue other people and the way that they see the world - Cultural imperialism o Your culture is the only proper way of seeing the world – you impose it on others o Your culture is the culture that everyone should have - Colonialism o Taking over other nations/people for the purposes of exploitation Example of Modern Consequences of Colonialism - Racism and AIDS - The Impact of Colonialism - The New Face of Cultural Imperialism and Colonialism – International Monetary Fund, World Bank o The Fund was created to oversee the economic health of the world (Western European nations and North America) o The World Bank is used as another way to manage the world economy o Both these started giving loans to countries that were seen as less developed - AIDS and its impact of Africa: Racism and Immigration - Refugee or Immigrant - Racism and ethnocentrism in entry rules - How does lack of status change the experience of racism? Day 2 January 14/2013 Refugees - UN’s Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees - Canada has agreed to take in people who have been defined in an unliveable convention - Convention refugees are people who are outside their home country or the country where they normally live, and who are unwilling to return because of a well-founded fear of persecution based on: o Race o Religion o Political opinion o Nationality o Membership in a particular social group (women, particular sexual orientation) - There are strict rules and you often have to prove that you ARE a refugee. - There is always a quota / cap of the amount of people that are accepted in every year Person in need of Protection - A person in need of protection is a person in Canada whose removal to their home country or country where they normally live would subject them personally to; o Danger or torture o A risk to their life o A risk of cruel and unusual treatment of punishment - You would have to prove the above, but many may not have the information to prove their cases Third Party/Safe Countries - Safe countries mean that they are identified as countries that treat th
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