In honour of Canada Day, July 1, 2006.
This past weekend, The Toronto Star published a number of articles with a special focus on the large number of new immigrants to Toronto.
In one article, reporters went around asking immigrants about the prejudice they'd experienced in Canada. Most claimed to have experienced some prejudice and this made me think of my friend.
I have a long-time, good friend who was born and raised in India. He knows my family well and I know his. And, in many ways, the people are very much alike even though they are from completely different parts of the world.
My friend has lived here a long time and he's worked hard and prospered and, yet, he's sure that Toronto is drenched in racism.