Racism in Canada: 1800s
1923 – Chinese exclusion acts bans Chinese Immigration until 1947
19421947 – Government forces Japanese Canadians into internment camps and
confiscates their property
19641970 – Africville
2002 – The immigration and Refugee Act implemented after 9/11. In the name of
“security” the Act erodes…
Historical analysis of the newspaper editorial – what language is used? BE SPECIFIC
The two boatloads of illegal aliens from China should be sent back immediately – Diane
Francis, National Post
The use of otherization, urgency (crisis), criminalization, illegal, aliens – creating
Politics of abnormality, ostracization
Chinese Asylum Seekers
• Creation of a crisis
• Dehumanizing language
• Criminalization of the refugees through the charges of “illegality”
• Historical context ignored.
• “Human cargo”
The nasty “sendthemback” reaction is…based on a troubling lack of understanding and
the world economy.
…many people who push for the free movement of goods, services, investment and
business professional react with outrage and xenophobia at the movement of people. This
double standard represents the height of hypocrisy?
Where do our clothes come from?
Little Bee – Chris Cleave
Banning Panhandlers – Brushes the issue, does not address the root problem, what is the
background of this socioeconomic conflict? What could the author have addressed?
What are the solutions to these class struggles?
TIPS Reference the course readings
Look at samples
Have someone reread it
APA style (Last name, publisher, year)
EQUITY AND KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION
Decolonizing knowledge – What signals the colonial project? How (not) to write like
Pity, worship, or dominated. The starving African – waiting for the benevolence of the
West. No past, history.
Wide empty spaces, overpopulated, Nelsen Mandela – nostalgia etc.
Colonial images: starving people, recuing mentality, bare/wide/empty lands,
Post colonial strategy – or