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By Grace-Edward Galabuzi

Canada's fiscal Apartheid calls consciousness to the turning out to be racialization of the space among wealthy and terrible. regardless of the dire implications for Canadian society, the rift is expanding with minimum public and coverage recognition. The myths concerning the financial functionality of Canada's racialized groups which are used to deflect public trouble and to masks the starting to be social situation are challenged during this appropriate paintings. Dr. Galabuzi issues to the position of historic styles of systemic racial discrimination as crucial in figuring out the power over-representation of racialized teams in low-paying occupations. whereas Canada embraces globalization and romanticizes cultural variety, there are chronic expressions of xenophobia and racial marginalization that recommend a continual political and cultural attachment to the concept that of a White, settled society.

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Canada’s Economic Apartheid Brand, “Black Women and Work: The Impact of Racially Constructed Gender Roles on the Sexual Division of Labour,” Fireweed 25 (1987): 35. Porter’s concept of a vertical mosaic differentiated the dominant or privileged social status of what he called the Charter class—the English and the French—from that of groups that had immigrated after the establishment of the modern Canadian nation. These were a range of ethnic groups mostly from Northern, Eastern, and Southern Europe, as well as racialized groups.

Emerging Realities and Old Problems 9 Shifts in Canada’s Immigration Policy Canada’s immigration policy shifted in the 1960s toward a more racially liberal skillsbased points system that attracted many newcomers from outside Europe. Immigrants from the South with a broad range of skills arrived, only to face barriers to access in employment—as documented by a Royal Commission report in the early 1980s—or to be slotted into low-end job ghettos, as other research shows. The immigration data show that the increased numbers of skilled immigrants from the South have not experienced economic success comparable to that of European immigrants or Canadians of European heritage.

The rhetoric of multicultural harmony and embracing diversity that has been a prominent part of Canadian government policy over the last 20 years does not jibe with the reality of rising inequality between the racialized communities and other Canadians. The challenge falls on organizations in civil society to combat racial and other forms of inequality with a holistic political agenda that will shift public discourse away from criminalizing immigration, marginalizing racialized groups and the poor, and devaluing non-European human capital.

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