All of this stuff going down in the States right now and I’m sitting up here in Canada wondering why you guys keep calling yourselves the most free country in the world
don’t pander to americans like canada doesn’t have their own problems like the mass genocide of the native population there lmao
yeah for real americans have a lot of shit happening but an unbelievable amount of shit happens in canada so there’s really no high horse for any canadians to fucking stand on
canada doesn’t call themselves ‘the land of the free’. and if you want to talk about the mass genocide of native populations, canada is doing a lot better than the states on that account too
oh i’m sorry i forgot that just because canada is doing “a lot better” that they’re automatically absolved of all sins.
did you know that although canada has a relatively low prison, that over the last 10 YEARS, the incarceration of black individuals has skyrocked over 69%?
in the last ten years as well, the incarceration of aboriginal people have jumped 36%, despite only making up 3% of the total canadian population (x)
here’s a few more prison statistics, since we’re on the subject (x)
and SPEAKING of genocide, which you seemed fond of bringing up, did you know that it wasn’t even until 2002 that natives were allowed to tell their side of the story? weird! almost like they were being purposely silenced so as to maintain canada’s reputation (x)
to quote this site (x) “Unemployment rates for Aboriginal women were twice as high as those of their non-Aboriginal counterparts. In 2006, 13.5% of Aboriginal women were unemployed, compared with a rate of 6.4% for non-Aboriginal women.” unemployment for aboriginal men is even higher
and this site also offers some interesting homicide statistics such as (x)
- The data available show that Aboriginal people are more likely to be victims of homicide than non-Aboriginal people. While Aboriginal people represented about 4% of the total Canadian population in 2006 (the most recent population count available), 27% of homicide victims in 2009 (where the Aboriginal identity of the victim was known) were Aboriginal people. Among homicide victims that were reported to be Aboriginal people, 26% (16 victims) were women or girls (Table 13).
- Between 1997 and 2000, the rate of homicide for Aboriginal females was 5.4 per 100,000 population, compared to 0.8 per 100,000 for non-Aboriginal victims (almost seven times higher).
- The rate of homicide was higher among Aboriginal male victims – 12.2 per 100,000 population compared to 1.8 for non-Aboriginal males
i’m not even gonna start on how places like saskatchewan and manitoba, roughly 60% of aboriginal children live in poverty (x)
also, racism isn’t just limited to black and native individuals!! how inclusive of you canada!!! did you know that if you were of asian descent in vancouver, you couldn’t stay overnight on a property - unless you worked for them! - until after 1973 (x)? sounds a lot like indentured servitude hunh??
oh but all of that was SOOO long ago so it’s TOTALLY COOL that it slipped your mind in all, considering canada’s pristine racial track record
i’m not saying america doesn’t have its fair share of problem, because believe me, it does, but england, canada, france, etc. CANNOT point the finger of blame and assume that it totally covers all of the shit they’ve done (and are still doing) so don’t you dare come at me with your “not as bad” bullshit