PRINT - Puls - Mississauga, 18/06/2020 - ARTICLE, Polish
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Summary Tanslation: Zbigniew Jemiola - White people generally don’t admit they are racist. It gets even more complicated for white immigrants. This group, regardless of the colour of their skin, experiences difficulties when settling in Canada. White immigrants find it difficult to accept that they are perceived as people who enjoy “white privilege” because it is not easy to adapt to a new country, and often white immigrants themselves experience discrimination and have to overcome prejudice. Except that white immigrants do benefit from being perceived as “white” and after few years, they blend into the surrounding environment. The same cannot be said about immigrants from other races; they will always be identified by the colour of their skin. It’s no wonder that the young generation is now demanding drastic changes. The police especially have to face increased scrutiny and look into systemic racism within the police itself. A black person in Toronto is 20 times more likely to be shot dead by police than a white person, according to a 2018 report from the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC). This report and others point to persistent concerns about anti-black racism policing in Toronto.