Upon reading the Canadian Pioneers-A New Definition of an Old Idea by Janine Beach essay I felt frustrated and it created a sense of confusion to me. The Canadian Pioneer essay made me question my identity in the society at the same time I also realized that you get labeled according to your race and that cultural stereotyping even exists today in a place like Canada. All of the issues discussed in the ???Canadian Pioneers??? essay are what makes up the society today.
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Our society is like a jungle because every human has an identity in the society, but after reading the ???Canadian Pioneers??? essay I am trying to find where I belong in the society.
??? Just like Janine Beach I belong to a certain race but if I am judged by my race in the society then what about my individuality.
??? Janine Beach has no individuality in the society because she is constantly judged according to her race which is proven by this quote ??? My surname which is five letters long and begins with the letter B has been mistaken for ???BLACK??? more times than I care to remember??? (2). If your name is being judged by your race than what is your place in society
??? This essay can be related to other topics in the world such as terrorism which is caused by some people who are associated with Muslims, but this doesn??™t mean that every Muslim is a terrorist.
The actions of certain individuals from a particular race, group, or religion give the rest of the society an opinion about every individual from that group, race, or religion.
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Every person can be labeled as good, bad, nice, rude, but why do you have to be labeled according to your race
??? Janine Beach is being referred as a Canadian Pioneer even though she was born in Ontario, Canada.
??? This quote explains Janine??™s point of view based on being labeled by your race ???Me and my friends are aware that we will often be regarded as black first and intelligent or qualified second??? (3). This point of view is a result of all the discrimination against Janine and her friends.
??? Janine??™s friends have been stopped and questioned by the police in their own neighborhood just because they are black.
All races have people with different colour and languages, but you label every person according to their individuality not according to their race.
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Canada being one of the most multicultural nations in the world, we still see cases of cultural stereotyping in our society.
??? An example of cultural stereotyping is shown in this quote ??? One of my male friends who is a medical student has accustomed to the frightened glances of white woman when he passes them on city streets, as they clutch their purses a little bit more tightly???(3). This is a stereotype that every black person is a thief.
??? Janine??™s mom who is the principal of the school is often mistaken for being school??™s cleaning lady. This is another example of stereotyping that black people can??™t have prestigious jobs.
??? There are quite a lot of stereotypes among for example ???All Canadians are good at ice hockey???. Stereotypes often target a whole group rather than individuals.
Almost every country in the world has stereotyping against other countries, cultures or even groups within their own country, but stereotyping usually targets the whole group for the actions of certain individuals.
The Canadian Pioneer essay was shocking to me and also reading it I feel confused and frustrated because it made me question my own identity, as to where I exactly belong in my community. This article proves based on Janine??™s story that people are labeled according to their race and that cultural stereotyping events occur even today. The essay also makes us think as to whether the culture stereotyping will continue even tomorrow or will it not