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One the reasons I've been tempted to get my Metis card. I don't believe in using race to set quota's or give preferential treatment but... since I am a 'half breed' there are times when I'm tempted.


I wouldn't fault anyone who did, as everyone should naturally take every opportunity to succeed. As far as I'm concerned, the Native issue is different granted the abysmal conditions in reservations with regards to education, drug addiction and housing/nutrition (I have a cousin who's half and barely literate at 20 years of age).

As for the rest of us, we're pretty much facing the same economic/social struggles. Canada is NOT the deep south after all.
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I've been stereotyped as an Asian gangster and I didn't mind it at all
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

One the reasons I've been tempted to get my Metis card. I don't believe in using race to set quota's or give preferential treatment but... since I am a 'half breed' there are times when I'm tempted.


I wouldn't fault anyone who did, as everyone should naturally take every opportunity to succeed. As far as I'm concerned, the Native issue is different granted the abysmal conditions in reservations with regards to education, drug addiction and housing/nutrition (I have a cousin who's half and barely literate at 20 years of age).

As for the rest of us, we're pretty much facing the same economic/social struggles. Canada is NOT the deep south after all.


In the 60s and 70s that's what Francophones compared their situation to. 'White N@#$#s of America' I think was a title of one book.

I'm glad that's changed. Probably the main reason that the PQ gets so little traction for it's separation bids anymore.


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Yes.

But I'm pretty good at hopping a fence.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

In the 60s and 70s that's what Francophones compared their situation to. 'White N@#$#s of America' I think was a title of one book.

I'm glad that's changed. Probably the main reason that the PQ gets so little traction for it's separation bids anymore.




Those diehards will be gone within a generation's time. Good riddance.

The current power base is the majority francophone unions. That nut is a little harder to crack. We just got through seeing more of their shenanigans during the student strikes and the current corruption investigations.

These people are the Al Sharptons of the north, constantly stirring up crap to further their interests and validate their existence.

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I was one of very few white people working at Kansas City Ford interior plastics plant for ford escape. I was constantly called whip-cracker and honky among other things....and to be honest was as nice as I possibly could. And let most know sorry my ancestors were from Germany and they migrated after world war 2 to u.s. so we didn't own any slaves in our family lineage, however our family in past were servants to nobles in Germany/other European areas.
Needless to say all races have ignorant people, or people who are too far into your families backgrounds without delicacy so to say.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

In the 60s and 70s that's what Francophones compared their situation to. 'White N@#$#s of America' I think was a title of one book.

I'm glad that's changed. Probably the main reason that the PQ gets so little traction for it's separation bids anymore.




Those diehards will be gone within a generation's time. Good riddance.

The current power base is the majority francophone unions. That nut is a little harder to crack. We just got through seeing more of their shenanigans during the student strikes and the current corruption investigations.

These people are the Al Sharptons of the north, constantly stirring up crap to further their interests and validate their existence.



Well hopefully it's less about separation and more about socialist planks. that's something the whole country can agree or disagree on without opening up the sovereignty can of worms.

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Well hopefully it's less about separation and more about socialist planks. that's something the whole country can agree or disagree on without opening up the sovereignty can of worms.



The less people get caught up in fabricated divisive rhetoric the better. At the end of the day, we're all just working stiffs trying to better our situations. We might as well make it more bearable for one another.

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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Well hopefully it's less about separation and more about socialist planks. that's something the whole country can agree or disagree on without opening up the sovereignty can of worms.



The less people get caught up in fabricated divisive rhetoric the better. At the end of the day, we're all just working stiffs trying to better our situations. We might as well make it more bearable for one another.



Now that's a Canadian sentiment if I ever heard one. ;}

anyhow. yeah. it's funny being a 'stealth' native. Some of my fellow 'nice' Canadians aren't so nice when they think no one is listening.

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Needless to say all races have ignorant people, or people who are too far into your families backgrounds without delicacy so to say.



Had to quote this because it's too damn true.

As a black american I've seen the misrepresenting stereotypes among my nationality, which are prompted up by the entertainment industry to make us all think that the behavior defines all of us. But yet there are too many gullible sheep among us that have been fooled into believing these stereotypes, and they automatically knee-jerk react to blacks like myself as not being "black". Robert Griffin III is an excellent example of a black man who has been under attack from the likes of "devolving blacks" such as Rob Parker because of this racial BS.

Anyone who knows known me long enough should know that I don't act, speak, or think like a predictable black stereotype. I'm not gonna lower myself to that level, no matter who I'm with or who I talk to and I don't care who doesn't like it.

So whether it's RGIII, myself, or any other blacks who think outside the mental plantation and decide to be ourselves and be different, we'll never be accepted in the media, or in a society that is run by those that have a one dimensional view of the world.

It sickens me that these stereotypes of blacks and any other nationality in America are portrayed by the entertainment industry as being the norm, and the sheeple among us are easily fooled into believing it. Yet someone like me who is different, a breath of fresh air, and isn't predictable is offensive to them for even just being who I am. Ether that, or they assume knee-jerkly about me.

I'm not into rap, hip hop, r and b (after hip hop infested it), or any other form of entertainment that I'm told to be into in order to be accepted as a black person.. Just an example of who I am. I do the things I do and think the way I think because I'm simply being ME!!!



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As an american in general i feel like your automatically stereotyped as a lot of things. As far as a conversation personally, I had an African American girl get up in my face when we weren't even talking (at a party) and say to me, "Your peoples hair fall out a lot." (I'm Caucasian) I was kind of taken aback because I had never been referred to as "Your people" and never considered myself a "White Person". Granted I am white but I don't really take race as much of a factor in anything in life. I just responded "My people? I don't have a people, unless you mean my family then not really. Or half Italians/Irish." I think my response was more confused than anything because I was trying to determine who "My people" were. Though other people at the party were very embarrassed about the whole thing happening including some of my other African American friends.


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He spun around, "What would a white chick like you get? Your great-grandparents enslaved-" I shut him up, "Wrong card to play. My great grandparents came over in a boat from Ireland escaping a famine, the other side were on reservations. Not every white person owned slaves, and not every Arabic person is a terrorist. If you want equality, stop playing the racial card. Granted we still have racial issues, but the last time I checked, we had a black president." There was a black woman behind me who added, "Now sit your black ass down." I admit, I did laugh at that. The woman behind me and I found out we were going to the same destination, enjoyed each other company for the 11 hours we were stuck there.


Haha I had a similar thing happen to me, I hate it when people try to say that your family enslaved anyone when they don't know anything about you. My response was similar to yours. Both sides of my family came on a boat through Ellis Island right before WW1 my great grandmother was a young child at the time and she's still alive today god bless her. (She'll be 100 this year.) It's ridiculous how much people profile each other just by skin color.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Now that's a Canadian sentiment if I ever heard one. ;}

anyhow. yeah. it's funny being a 'stealth' native. Some of my fellow 'nice' Canadians aren't so nice when they think no one is listening.



I was a young, dumb opinionated guy at one time myself. Insecure individuals always need their scapegoats and general excuses for their own personal failings. Sadly, that ignorance is usually perpetuated and remains until the corrupted being attains a higher level of understanding. I'm a little sad to see that few people ever do.
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I was a young, dumb opinionated guy at one time myself. Insecure individuals always need their scapegoats and general excuses for their own personal failings. Sadly, that ignorance is usually perpetuated and remains until the corrupted being attains a higher level of understanding. I'm a little sad to see that few people ever do.


Oh me too. but at least I'm no longer young. (I'm afraid I'm still dumb and opinionated)

all learning more has taught me, is how really ignorant I still am. there's always something you didn't know.
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papagolfwhiskey wrote:

Oh me too. but at least I'm no longer young. (I'm afraid I'm still dumb and opinionated)

all learning more has taught me, is how really ignorant I still am. there's always something you didn't know.


Humility and objective reasoning are sadly seen as weakness instead of strength. Humanity still has much growing up to do.

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Yeepps >.< Im Japanese ... so some ppl always come up to me and start bowing like retards =/
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