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Lecture 9

Lecture 9 Addressing Racism: Canadian Challenges 1) How has law dealt with racism? Cases: Wing, Clun, Phillips, Christie, Desmond, Narine, Singh, Parks, Williams, R.D.S, Brown & Ahmed 2) “Official” strategy for change multiculturalism & pluralism 3)


Department
Social Science
Course Code
SOSC 1910
Professor
Dorathy Moore
Lecture
9

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AP SOSC 1210 (tutorial + lecture) Wednesday,
January 27th, 2010
Tutorial:
Not handing in research
Population in course
Canadian minority (perspectives)
Canadian material
Human rights framework & applicable concepts from course (within thesis)
1st see course syllabus
3 scholarly articles, make sure interconnected
MLA or APA, include page #
Last Lecture:
Opportunities racialized minorities paid less than whites
Differential access to jobs & wages, have roots in 19th century, Blacks & Chinese
Once it becomes systemic, difficult to reverse
Over years, systemic discrimination perpetuated result
Gap most evident among university educated at 14.6% & those without 20% differential
rate
oMajority with education make most
oMinority with education make less
oThese are access to job issues
Addressing Racism: Canadian Challenges
1) How has law dealt with racism?
Cases: Wing, Clun, Phillips, Christie, Desmond, Narine, Singh, Parks, Williams,
R.D.S, Brown & Ahmed
2) “Official” strategy for change multiculturalism & pluralism
3) Education
1) How has law dealt with racism?
Canada relies on presumptions, between Canada & US are raceless but most apparent in
cases
Wing:
Challenge to labor law, was discriminatory but constitutional as long as within provincial
jurisdiction
Lost case, 1914-1924 Saskatchewan removed racist language, “Japanese & other
Orientals”
Act was no longer racialized
Expected discrimination to continue in practice even though language removed
Clun:
10 years later, Regina, got license to employ white women
“Chinese Exclusion Act” not enough Chinese
Brought application & city counsel refused but won @ court, offended Saskatchewan
legislature
Changed legislation so license, Court ordered given to Clun revoked, start taxing harder
Phillips:
Example how courts deracialize a case
Mob of men, women taken to her mother than salvation army
KKK abducted a women in house with man of color, threatened man
Police focused on abduction of white women & not Mr. Johnson & burning of cross on his
house, ignored the fact of KKK didn’t deal with racist facts
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