By Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Canada's financial Apartheid calls consciousness to the starting to be racialization of the distance among wealthy and terrible. regardless of the dire implications for Canadian society, the rift is expanding with minimum public and coverage awareness. The myths in regards to the fiscal functionality of Canada's racialized groups which are used to deflect public crisis and to masks the starting to be social trouble are challenged during this suitable paintings. Dr. Galabuzi issues to the function of old styles of systemic racial discrimination as crucial in realizing the power over-representation of racialized teams in low-paying occupations. whereas Canada embraces globalization and romanticizes cultural variety, there are continual expressions of xenophobia and racial marginalization that recommend a continual political and cultural attachment to the idea that of a White, settled society.
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Sugiman, “Flexible Work, Flexible Workers: The Restructuring of Clerical Work in the Large Telecommunications Company,” Studies in Political Economy 60 (Autumn, 1999): 59–84; M. Ornstein, Ethno-Racial Inequality in Toronto: Analysis of the 1996 Census (Toronto: Access and Equity Centre of Metro Toronto, 2000); G. Galabuzi, Canada’s Creeping Economic Apartheid: The Economic Segregation and Social Marginalization of Racialized Groups (Toronto: Centre for Social Justice, 2001); K. Hughes, Gender and Self Employment: Assessing Trends and Policy Implications (Ottawa: Canadian Policy Research Network, November, 1999).
It not only devalues the citizenship of some groups in society, but also raises questions of political legitimacy; as those who are economically excluded become more politically assertive, they may seek to reverse the unjust outcomes of the market and government policy using means that may undermine societal stability. 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.
6% of members of racialized groups lived below the poverty line. The developments described above point directly to a process of racialization of poverty. Key social and economic indicators like income, levels of unemployment, and sectoral participation patterns offer some insights into how economic globalization and the persistent legacy of racism have resulted in the growing patterns of low incomes among the racialized groups, income inequality between racialized group members and other Canadians, and the deterioration of the standard of housing available to racialized group members.