Chapter summary imageIs It A Question of Colour?

What is the difference between race and ethnicity?

  • race is the division of people based on certain physical characteristics; ethnicity is the classification of people who share a common cultural, linguistic, or ancestral heritage

What causes racist at titudes, and how do these at titudes affect people?

  • colour-blind racism, racial stereotypes, belief that segregation is a personal choice, belief that racism is a thing of the past, which denies its impact on minorities; these lead to a feeling of double consciousness for minorities

How does affirmative action help minority groups in Canada?

  • by allowing employers and educators to use minority status as a deciding factor if candidates are equal