IMMIGRATION to CANADA – Why Immigrate to Canada?
The purpose of this video is to give possible immigrants to Canada’s an idea of what they are in for. Canada is a pretty fantastic place to live. We welcome immigrants to our multicultural and diverse society, in which we live in harmony with all nations. Canada’s labour market is steady and provides plentiful opportunities for all kinds of immigrants. Canada has one of the highest life expectancy and lowest crime rates. We have excellent healthcare and social structure. The video does a fantastic job at bragging about all the terrific things about Canada.
Canada provides the best future for your children. With four Canadians top ranking cities, Vancouver ranks as the most livable city. Calgary the cleanest and the most environmentally friendly city, Montreal the largest second French speaking city in the western world after Paris, and finally Toronto, the most popular destination for new immigrants and the largest city in Canada and the fifth largest city in North America. All of them and many others will give the safe heaven and the lifetime of opportunities to the prospective immigrants like you.
This small portion of the video quickly and easily wraps up the video and why Canada is an ideal place to live for any curious immigrants.
Target 5: The Changing Face of Prostitution
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What questions did this video raise?
1. Why are these women doing this?
2. How did this begin?
3. What’s going to happen to them?
How did the video answer the questions?
1. The video explains that women, from good up bringing are moving to the city and selling their body in order to support their addiction to drugs. The scary part is that these are mother and sometimes these mothers bring their daughter into “the family business.”
2. These women were introduced to crack and quickly became addicted, to fuel their addiction they needed to find a quick source of income. Unfortunately due partly to discrimination and sexism, these women are forced into the dangerous world of prostitution in order to fuel their addiction.
3. Unfortunately the world of prostitution is a terribly dangerous one. Rape, violence and sexually transmitted diseases are unfortunately a part of everyday life.
How do the answers match my own ideas?
1. Living near Vancouver most of my life the fact that so many of the people you see on the streets are moms, fathers with families is truly frightening,
2. Realistically speaking, these women’s lives were changed, by one bad decision, a bitter thought for sure, but the truth. In life one wrong decision can ruin your life.
3. Most people, when thinking about prostitution don’t think about all the dangers they are truly faced with. The terrifying reality they are faced with everyday isn’t one that allows a normal life and when crack and money are the only things on your mind, a normal life won’t cut it.
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What Have My Cocoa Beans Got to Do with Canada
By Dr. Charles Quist-Adade
What questions did the article raise?
- What is the global sociological Imagination?
- How does it affect me?
- How are the cocoa beans related to the global sociological imagination?
How did the text answer these questions?
- The global sociological imagination is based on assumption that everyone’s lives are not created on our own but are shaped and written by the actions of others in our society and the global society.
- The global sociological imagination means that almost every action I do affects and is affected by others on a global scale.
- The cocoa beans are a small example about how the world has become interrelated. The cocoa beans my professor planted in his childhood have grown and very likely produced chocolate I have enjoyed in my life.
How do the answers match my own ideas and experiences?
- It makes sense when you open your eyes and realize how small the world has become, the world can communicate almost instantly over the internet on a digital scale, people and products can be moved across the world in almost a day,
- Once you realize how small the world has become, the ease of inter relatedness on a global scale becomes quite reasonable.
- The thought that my actions today, could and propaly will affect another person across the world is truly humbling, the size of the global village is shrinking and the ease of communication andrealtionships across the globe.
The Phantom of the Race: The Myth of Race and the Reality of Racism
By Dr. Charles Quist-Adade
What questions did this text raise?
- What is race?
- What is racism?
- Why did racism begin?
- What are the excuses?
- Is it still an issue for today?
How did the text answer these questions?
- The text calls race “a figment of the collective imagination” it is the falsely scientific classification of people into different “races.” Basically a grouping of humans by SOCIALLY selected physical traits.
- Racism is a very real by-product from the general public’s belief in race, it is the unfair and unjust limitation and discrimination of peoples based on the social belief in the superiority between races.
- Race was created to rationalize the unethical treatment of other cultures. Race and freedom evolved together, it justified not only slaver but the exclusion of immigrants and abuse of aboriginal people.
- Although their isn’t actual biological proof of a dominant race, white supremacists have tried. They have tried to prove that the “white race” is the most superior. Through the measurement of brain size, head bumps and other measurement s all came to the conclusion that the differences between “races” are miniscule and insignificant.
- Unfortunately racism is still rampant in today’s world, although not as vulgar or obvious as in the past, the subtle racism and prejudice is still rampant in today’s society, the limiting of opportunities and benefits between races is an unfortunate reality that has become “normal in modern society
How does the answer match my own ideas and experiences?
1. I was unaware of the facts, as ignorant as it sounds I was oblivious of the fact that race is a socially constructed term.
2. Racism is truly an unnecessary and unfair socially constructed issue. The only race is the human race and the fact of the matter is the unnecessary classification between “races” is only keeping the human race from moving forward to truly bigger and better things.
3. The creation of racism was an ignorant and selfish creation by the “white race” one that should be obsolete in today’s society but is unfortunately still around because true equality would disturb the balance “the white man” has strived for years to assert himself into the dominant role.
4. The excuses for racism are ridiculous and unfair, the thought that one “race” is superior, is unfortunate, as if the human species is similar to that of dogs, with different breeds, the thought is truly obtuse.
5. After reading this article I have realized that I myself have always been trying to be colour blind, but that is never going to help the race issue, if I want to help it, it requires my direct attention and action.
Who Will Liberate Liberia?
By Dr. Charles Quist-Adade
What questions did the text raise?
1. Why is the Bush administration spending so much money and life for the head of one man?
2. Where could this money be going?
3. Why isn’t more attention and focus being spent on other issues, like poverty or violence in other countries?
How did the text Answer this question?
1.The Bush government mentality is that of an overweight man at a buffet, they want it all, and if they can’t have it then no one can. The Bush administration wants what the Iraqis’ have, oil. At any cost, trying to portray Sadam Hussein’s Iraq as “potentially” a part of the international terrorism regime.
2.The “$4 billion a month to win the ‘war and peace’ in Iraq”(para 1) could be used to feed the “1.5 billion people who live on the equivalent of less the $1 a day.” (para 1) Which is ridiculous because the amount of money that is being spent on the oil in Iraq qould be enough “to provide basic health and nutrition for half of the world’s population” (para 3.)
3. Attention from the US government isn’t being spent on the WMDs in Israel, Iran, India, Korea and Pakistan, or liberating Liberia, because they do not have oil! Going back to my previous analogy of the fat man at the buffet, these issues are like the salad bar, while the oil Iraq has is more like the desert table. The Bush administration is only focused on their own self-satisfaction.
How does the answer match my own idea and experiences?
- Previous to reading this article I had my own beliefs of the bush administration but after reading this article and seeing the numbers, the flame in my heart has grown stronger, the crooked idealogy of the administration is truly tragic.
- The money is really the most terrible part, $50 million for the heads of Saddam and his family, $4 BILLION a month for “war and peace” is crushing, the fact that millions are starving and that one TENTH of this money from this wild goose chase could solve the issues is truly shocking.
- 3.Unfortunately when you think about it, the bush administration is really focused on themselves, survival of the fittest as it is said. The fact of the matter is, if anyone resource takes priority over the lives of millions, the administrations ideals needs a little bit of a head check.
This article describes the hypocritical mind set of the Bush Administration. A year after the events of September 11 the Bush administration is supposed to be of Christian belief yet they are not truly following the words of Christ when they believe in an eye for an eye as the golden rule. The writer then goes on to compare the Bush party’s relationship with the Middle Eastern communities to the relationships with the African American community. The true hypocrisy of the administration is shown by their desire for forgiveness from the African community yet their refusal to forgive the wrongs done to them.
I feel like the article I just finished really debunks the issues and actions that the Bush administration has emphasized, truly showing ethnocentric mindset of the party.
I think that the fact that the Bush party had gotten the taste of blood, they have been hurt and will not rest until they are satisfied with their revenge.
I believe this reading was a well written and truly opens my eyes to the true arrogance of the United States government.
I know that my perception on the bush administration and their policies will be forever changed by this article.
This article is a much needed eye opener to the reality of global terrorism. Although all eyes were drawn to the stage of the Twin Towers incident and although it is a terrible thing, the loss of life always is, but tragedies are happening every day. The US led west isn’t helping others in a global scale as much as they should be, supplying guns and training to the feuds in the east. They are only adding wood to the fire in the east while expecting support when the flames reach their own soil.
Only a few years ago, Nelson Mandela and his African National Congress were labelled as “ terrorists” by united States and other western countries, yet today he is described as an “international icon. Canada has conferred honorary citizenship on Mandela, and the United Kingdom Plans to build a statue in his honour at Trafalgar Square! What history teaches, to paraphrase the German philosopher Georg Hegel, is that men do not learn from history, Hegel was right otherwise the Bush Administration would have resorted to negotiations even with the devils who committed the heinous crime on September 11, not retribution.
This segment really summarizes what is wrong with the richer nations. They give the poor nations the weapons to fight and then are surprised when the bullets bounce back. They are quick to forget and quick to retaliate.