This is a last minute blogging topic that popped into my mind just a few minutes ago.
What happened was, while I was relaxing and reading my book, outside in my neighbourhood, a guy was yelling his head off, screaming about parking spots, and throwing curse words out there.
Curious, I looked to see what the problem was. Turns out, a Chinese family has parked in front of the house next door and one of the residents, a Caucasian male, came out and started yelling at the family, telling them they’re ‘a**sholes‘ and they’re parked on his property which leaves him no room to park his own car…
And it’s understandable; I sometimes share the same frustration of other neighbours parking their car on my property – but everyone needs to understand that the rise of families renting because they can’t afford their own homes means 10x more cars than there was before. I have to share the parking spaces with my tenants, and also my neighbours tenants, etc. You can see how 2-3 families in one house, with an average of 2 cars each can cause a lack of parking spaces on the curbs.
But that’s besides the point. The man yelled ‘stupid f**king Chinks‘ before storming off. And that kind of pissed me off (because even though I am Canadian, ethnically I will always be Chinese). And keep in mind, I never got along with this particular household to begin with because they’re all 30-40 years old men living together and there’s always a new resident while the old one leaves… sketchy eh?
It infuriates me to think that a lot of Caucasians think that they belong to Canada because they’re “white”. NO.
I am as much of a Canadian as you are, buddy.
Because you know why?
We’re all immigrants, and yes, despite me being born in Canada, I would still consider myself an immigrant. My kids in the future will still be immigrants.
Because, Caucasians, Asians, Hispanics, etc. no matter what the generation is, will always be immigrants in Canada.
The true Canadians are the First Nations people that inhabited Canada for centuries, before it was discovered.
Canada is a land of immigrants now but before all that, it was the land of First Nations.
And “white” people seem to forget that.