How To Become A Canadian Citizen Analysis

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The clip I chose to analyze is a clip by comedian Russel Peters called ‘How to become a Canadian Citizen’. The aspect of our social life that this clip reveals is the fact that Russel’s dad, an immigrant from India, still feels the need to assimilate into Canadian society despite being a Canadian citizen. Due to the fact they traveled from another country, Russel Peter’s parents still felt like outsiders despite being in Canada for a large part of their lives. Another aspect of our social life that this video clip reveals is that Indians are born to be salesman and how they will try and convince a person to do something rather than directing asking them to. Immigrants from different countries will continuously feel like outsiders and want to …show more content…
Though, there is a change once globalization had occurred in countries where people had different coloured skin as opposed to the Europeans. Due to this difference in skin colour, it provided the Europeans a reason to justify their actions by claiming that “those affected were somehow inferior and that the Europeans were actually there to help them” (Naiman, 2012, p. 245). White European missionaries were then sent out in hopes to help civilize the savage population they discovered living in the New World. This mission came to be known as the “White Man’s burden” (Naiman, 2012, p. 245), deprived from Rudyard Kipling’s poem published in 1899. To civilize the native inhabitants, they taught them the European ways to do things the European way, otherwise known as the correct …show more content…
Canadian society, like most others, likes to categorize people and place them into groups. These groups are comprised with others who share common characteristics, although these characteristics might not necessarily apply to everybody in the group. This occurrence is called stereotyping and Fiske (2010), defines it as the application of an individual’s own thoughts, beliefs, and expectations onto other individuals without first obtaining factual knowledge about the individual(s). Many times, stereotypes are created after multiple occurrences of a similar experience. The majority of the time, stereotypes can cause harmful effects for those who are unjustly labelled due to factors such as race, ethnicity, or gender, more specifically in the case of marginalized

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