I am sorry I am going to take the opposite approach when it comes to this argument, but this is what I truly believe. I am a visible minority my parents came here with nothing and they did a hell of a job for themselves. They own an apartment building, a daycare center and a furniture business. When they first came to Canada they came here with the clothes on there back nothing else. There wage at first was less then two dollars, but they saved. They realized this is the land of opportunity, and they worked there butts off for there family here and back home. I am sorry but if you really want to make it you can, people arrive here every day, can't even speak the language and make something out of there lives. Looking hundreds of years ago for an excuse is just that an excuse. You know why east indian and oriental people don't cry racist is because they try to grow above it and try to make it and beat there fellow man, this is the way you show that you can do it. Not by crying racism and think that people owe you something for something they did a couple of hundreds of years ago. Sure I was called names as a kid and a adult but that only give me a passion to succeed! Why don't other cultures do the same like the natives and blacks rather then cry racism. I don't agree with calling people racist names lord knows I have been called every name in the book. But to use it as a crutch as to why you don't succeed is stupid, everyone has the same access to education in this country and if you don't take advantage of it the only person you have to blame is yourself. This is the best country in the world for black, white, native, indian, oriental, european, EVERYBODY and nobody will ever tell me other wise. All you have to do is take a trip to the US or especially Europe to see what I mean this is the best place in the world!