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Lecture 7 review kallen nov. 9th -techniques of domination 1. control of immigration as a means in which the dominant group controls 2. control of land 3. control of opportunities in Canada Model of Competitive Racism 1. Majority assumptions: infer

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SOSC 1910
Dorathy Moore

AP SOSC 1210 lectureWednesday thJanuary 14 2010threview kallen nov 9 techniques of domination1control of immigration as a means in which the dominant group controls 2control of land3control of opportunities in Canada Model of Competitive Racism1Majority assumptions inferior culture race threat to dominance dangerous2Rationale whitest brightest rights3Interiorized attribute culture race4Invalidation ideology racism5Majority Policy malevolence aContainment through segregation prosecution and or exclusion6Human rights violations individual and categorical collective adenial of educational political rights7Internalization and selffulfilling prophecy Film Shadow of Gold Mountain Many Chinese were forced to pay the Head Tax in Canada up to 500Used as a tool to monitor Chinese immigration to Canada Chinese came to Canada in large part because of interest in the benefits of the Gold Rush Many Chinese labourers lost their lives had to use dynamite to blast through Rockies to access channels No need for Chinese immigration and labourers upon the completion of the RailwayJustified that the Chinese were driving skilled workers out of employment People payed willingly within the context of the Immigration Act Upon arrival Chinese brought to a pig house detained only released via bribery Head tax certificate demonstrated ones citizenshipExperienced discrimination in almost every aspect of lifeBritish families were given land for free while Chinese required to pay head taxstJuly 1 1923 Chinese first group within Canada excluded because of race for 24 yrsTook away Chinese right to return to Canada if you left Canada without returning for 2 yrs Tax pays at times died of starvationChinese went to war to prove their citizenship and to demand rights and inclusion wi societyWives and children of Chinese deemed as citizens were able to come to Canada 1947 Chinese immigration act repealed 1982 PM Trudeau introduced new charter sought inclusion of Chinese under CharterApprox 23 million dollars collected from over 81 000 Chinese immigrants Groups sought individual compensation apology and guarantee this doesnt reoccur When gov instituted the head tax initially they were not forced to pay 1994 gov decides not to grant financial compensation for Chinese Canadians state resources will be used to improve current problemsChinese file a law suitSuit went to SCC turned downcharter cannot be retroactively be used and applied to the Chinese head taxNo Chinese entered Canada btwn 19231947 only after the war
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