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ERIC Number: ED099434
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 86
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Racial Discrimination in Canada: Asian Minorities.
Chandra, Kananur V.
The aim of this study was to find out whether racial discrimination exists in Canada; if so, how extensive is it? The method had three phases. In the first phase, questionnaire-interviews were conducted among the colored immigrants (East Indians, Pakistanis, and Bangladeshis) in the city of Montreal. The purpose of the interviews was to find out the experiences of the immigrants who are the potential victims of any discrimination. This phase in itself would not prove, however, the existence of discrimination in Canada. To remedy the inadequacy of the first phase, the research team decided to gather the opinions of white Canadians who are in a position to practice discrimination, namely, employers, labor unionists, landlords, and others. This was done through personal interviews with them. Here, one should not expect to get a true picture of the situation, but at least it presents their view of the problems they face in dealing with colored people. In this part of the study, valuable information about the attitudes and problems of the potential discriminators could be gathered. In the third phase, people (both colored and white) of equal qualifications but different colors or national origin apply for employment, housing, and other services, as the case might be. (Author/JM)
R & E Research Associates, 4843 Mission Street, San Francisco, California 95070 ($8.00)
Publication Type: Books
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Identifiers - Location: Canada