TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2011 /CNW/ – Canadian Race Relations Foundation and the Association for Canadian Studies release the results of a four country Survey on Racism and Discrimination.
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 States.
Amongst the highlights: