TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - Racism remains a problem with which many
nations continue to grapple. Understanding the views of the population
around racism and its incidence is an issue crucial to the well-being
of societies like Canada where a vast majority of newcomers identify as
a visible minority and where visible minorities will constitute an
increasingly important percentage of the population. In several
countries, debate around racism is polarized with some contending that
the phenomenon is all rampant and others denying its very existence.
To address this diagnosis, the Canadian Race Relations Foundation and
the Association for Canadian Studies commissioned a four-country survey
during the months of September and October 2010 to look at various
aspects of the issues of racism and discrimination. Today, we release
the analysis of the results for Canada, Spain, Germany and the United
Amongst the highlights:
Two in three Canadians agree that visible minorities and whites are
treated equally in their place of work. Percentage is higher for those
of working age.
German respondents more likely than Canadian, American and Spanish
respondents to think that visible minorities and whites are treated
equally at work place.
One in three Canadian, American and Spanish respondents claimed they
witnessed a racist incident in the past year.
Canadians evenly divided over whether racism is on the rise in the
Opposition to Interracial Marriage lowest in Canada, highest in Spain.
Spanish and German respondents more likely than American and Canadian
respondents to agree that national government should take the lead in
To view the report go to: www.crrf-fcrr.ca
SOURCE Canadian Race Relations Foundation
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|Ayman Al-Yassini ||Jack Jedwab|
|Canadian Race Relation ||Association for Canadian Studies|