Do you believe it fair to say that white culture and white identity are privileged in Canada and that with this social position comes social power?

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Do you believe it fair to say that white culture and white identity are privileged in Canada and that with this social position comes social power?

Question 5:
1. Do you believe it fair to say that white culture and white identity are privileged in Canada and that with this social position comes social power? Remember, the argument is also being made that most white Canadians will not recognize their unearned privileges because it is the norm.

2. Answer the same question asked above, but this time imagine you are a member of a different racial group than the one you were born into. Would this change your answer?

3. The norms, the laws and many of the most powerful institutions in the country are formed around white ideals and ideas in such a way that they are usually not questioned. For example, white people are not racially seen or labeled as white. They are ‘just the norm.’ What are some of the possible consequences of this for people who, by no choice of their own, can never fit ‘the norm’? What can be done to change this situation?

 

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