2 years into the pandemic, anti-Asian hate is still on the rise in Canada, report shows
Incidents of anti-Asian racism are increasing in Canada, according to a new report. It says reports of racist incidents against Asians increased by 47% last year over 2020
There’s a lot of racism in Canada despite the image they want to portray: It’s a very hypocritical society. Look at the leaders and top positions of the biggest companies and you’ll see who runs them. They only encourage immigration from poor immigrants to fulfill the jobs nobody wants and from rich immigrants to invest in real estate and inflate prices. Good job Canada.
Canada has always been racist.
Any person of color who has lived here can tell you that the whole "progressive marketing" is something that they want to be known as rather than something they want to be.
Disgusting, absolutely inexcusable behaviour to abuse anyone for any reason whatsoever.
However, I fear this is unfortunately what happens when people feel that immigration is a threat to your chances at a comfortable life.
It’s framed as being during the pandemic, and that draws parallels with the pandemic starting in Asia, however it’s also a period of time where Canadians are feeling less able to afford a life in the country they grew up in.
We have a media which points the crisis of affordability on ‘foreign investment’, we have a real estate association telling us prices will only go up because of the 400,000 immigrants coming to the country… and then it’s mean to be a shock when Canadians turn against immigrants?
It's absolutely disgusting to see a problem happen that existed centuries ago.
Are human rights outdated?
Just looking at the data it seems it has increased in forms of harassment that were less prevalent ( cyber harrassment, coughing spitting), before and decreased on longer standing forms ( physical and verbal). This can be explained by nit having data on cyber harassment in previous years. Cases also increase as population increases. This implies that the problem is the same as it's always been, not that it's getting worse.
Quite a large number are in sheer denial of it.
That is quite frightening.
Part of it is probably hate for the capitalist system that is being misplaced onto immigrants.
People realize they cannot, and never will be able to, buy a house and they inappropriately focus on new Canadians.
Some new Canadians are absentee owners; some become landlords and charge a usurious rent with a profit motive; some come here with enough money to buy expensive houses and drive up the market further.
But most new Canadians are probably just looking for a better life, just like the rest of us.
Don't hate new Canadians; hate the pussies in government who won't take action to end the housing crisis. Make them pass a law that taxes 100% of any rent collected over real operating costs and does not allow increases above inflation or to reflect the imaginary increase in resale value.
Housing is shelter--not a financial vehicle.
Evil only prevails when good people fail to act. We as a society need to acknowledge what is going on and not tolerate it when we witness something like this. This is despicable behaviour.
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