A study on race relations examines racism among Caucasians, visible minorities & Indigenous Canadians

Those most likely to be victims of racism are also most likely to hold racist views.

According to an Angus Reid study on race relations in Canada, 12% of Canadians agree with a statement that “could be considered definitively racist”: that some races are naturally superior to others. The least likely people in Canada to agree with the statement were Caucasians (11%), while those most likely to agree were visible minorities (18%), who ironically make up most of the victims of race-based discrimination in the country. 13% of Indigenous people in Canada agree that some races are superior to others.

A new study on race relations in Canada has found that visible minorities are the most likely to hold racist views.

The study also found that one-in-three Canadians believes that Canada is a racist country, with visible minorities being the most likely to agree, at 42%.

The study was conducted following the London, ON attack on a Muslim family and the uncovering of hundreds of children’s bodies in an unmarked grave outside a former Indian residential school in Kamloops, B.C. These two events, which occured just over a week apart in early June, has intensified discussions about Islamophobia, systemic racism and reconciliation with Indigenous communities in Canada.

For the full list of results and methodology, please visit the Angus Reid Institute website.

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