Time will tell whether a national willingness to apologize for the past is merely a cultural quirk, or a resource we can draw on to create a better future.
The Canadian identity is not weakening – it is shifting
Social norms play a key role in the dynamics of racism and prejudice because they establish the boundaries around which people act toward those they see as “the other.”
Despite the extended time of crisis, Canadians’ opinions showed remarkable stability in many areas. The exceptions had little to do with COVID-19.
Reflecting on the findings from the Race Relations in Canada 2021 Survey
Intergroup contact is associated with more positive intergroup relations and better psychological outcomes.
Social norms exert a powerful influence on how people interact with others, and deserve greater attention in addressing systemic racism
Canadians should challenge themselves to look past the deeply disturbing American news clips and reflect on the situation here at home