Comparison of Racism in History
“ I have a dream... where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
-Martin Luther King Jr.
We have come a long way since the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Our cities are filled with numerous minority groups with different religions and cultures. We live in a multicultural society where we don’t have to think about hate
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Can Canada ever learn from it’s mistakes from it’s past? Or will racial conflict occur in Canada lead into another war? It’s too hard to say. With all the similarities in the novel Obasan and the play “The Komagata Maru Incident”, it showed that racism is present in the past and will be in the future.
Kogawa, Joy. Obasan. Canada: Penguin Books, 1983.
Pollock, Sharon. “The Komagata Maru Incident”. Toronto: Playwrights Canada, 1978.