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Eye-Opening Show Tackles White Canadians’ Racism Toward Indigenous People – Huffington Post Canada

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 201858 Views

“A lot of the people thought it would be scary going into a First Nation. But once they arrived, they were welcomed.”

“They’re angry at white people. They just always get money, and handouts,” boldly states a white woman talking about the Indigenous population in the trailer for the documentary series “First Contact.”

Another woman, with short blonde hair styled into a fauxhawk, says that when she thinks about Indigenous people, she thinks of alcoholism and drug abuse.

“They want you to feel sorry for them!” exclaims a bespeckled man.

It’s unlikely that anyone living in Canada, whether they’re Indigenous or not, would be surprised to hear these views expressed. More than half of Canadians have said that the government spends “too much time” apologizing for residential schools, for instance. And ignorant and cruel opinions are regularly expressed in online comment sections in news articles related to Indigenous people.

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