The Multi-Colored Maple Leaf Analytical Essay by Suzannah

The Multi-Colored Maple Leaf
An evaluation of Canada's multiculturalism.
# 147582 | 3,034 words | 16 sources | APA | 2011 | FR

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The paper briefly reflects on Canada's immigration history, paying particular attention to its major ethnic groups. The paper considers factors such as ethnic inequalities and dimensions, ethnic stratification, tools of dominance, patterns of ethnic relations, and its concept of building a new society. The paper then compares these factors with the United States. The paper shows that while Canada is recognized as being a multicultural nation that aims to achieve an authentic pluralist society, inequalities due to race and ethnicity abound.

Towards a Multicultural World

From the Paper:

"While it is often argued that Canadian society has become multicultural at an exponential pace because of an increasing migrant population and their descendents, it could also be argued that Canada has always been multicultural. Like the United States, the indigenous peoples were made up of numerous tribes with complex models of cultural and linguistic differences, thus showing that Canada has essentially always been pluralist (Nakhaie, 2006). Today, Canada's diversity extends far beyond the nation's indigenous groups and the founding British and French populations, as seen by the large numbers of Chinese, Indo-Pakistani, Africans, Ukrainian, Dutch, Italian, and German populations, among others."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Callens, D. (2011). Online article: "Racism in Canada." Retrieved 05/05/2011 from:<>
  • Canadian Race Relations Foundation (2011). Online article: "Racism in the Justice System." Retrieved 05/05/2011 from:<,english/>
  • Cannon, M. (1995). The invisible empire: Racism in Canada. Toronto: Random House of Canada.
  • CNN (2006). Online article: "Poll: Most Americans see lingering racism - in others." Retrieved 05/05/2011 from:<>
  • Delmar (2011). Online article: "Cross-Cultural Studies of Majority-Minority Race Relations." Retrieved 05/05/2011 from:<>

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