Talk:Chinese Head Tax and Immigration

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Thread titleRepliesLast modified
Post Suggestions000:29, 14 November 2017
feedback022:06, 10 November 2017
Feedback016:42, 10 November 2017
Wiki Constructive Feedback020:50, 7 November 2017
Peer Review014:35, 7 November 2017

Post Suggestions

Thank you for sharing your wiki entry. I agree that the Chinese Head Tax was a great injustice and a clear example of racism in Canadian history. I enjoyed that you included the apology at the end. Even though the apology does not rectify the hardships and racism that these Chinese endured, it did provide closure to the matter.

A suggestion that I have for improvement is that you could elaborate on what the consequences of Head Tax was. Everyone knows that Head Tax was a bad thing, but why was it bad? How was Head Tax an example of injustice/racism in Canada? Was it common for immigrant groups to be oppressed at this time, or were these actions only targeted against the Chinese in Canada? How were the Chinese able to regain equality (if this ever happened)?

Thank you for sharing.

EricMann (talk)00:29, 14 November 2017

This is a great topic to do your wiki page on! It's super relevant in our society today and I cannot wait to see the final project. I enjoy what you have so far but I think you should incorporate an comparison with all it may be different if it was another ethnicity. As well, you can touch base on the prejudice views. Can't wait to read the final product!

AmandaWong1 (talk)22:06, 10 November 2017

I think this topic is very interesting and still relevant in our society! I definitely think that touching on the "British Properties" in West Vancouver, BC will also be a great point for you to use in this wiki page. I think speaking about the history of labour of Chinese people in Canada will also be a good point of topic. Using photos from history will also be great to show the situation of how Canada used to be with immigration rights in the past.

WittyPun (talk)16:42, 10 November 2017

Wiki Constructive Feedback

Hi, the overall structure of your wiki page is very clean and concise, making it easy to digest as a reader. In your “Prior to the Head Tax Redress” section, I noticed the spacing between your paragraphs isn’t the same as previous sections. This is probably just a missed </ br> in your coding, or I found coding </ br> and hitting enter before typing the next line makes a good-sized break between paragraphs or sections.

BridgitPatchett (talk)20:50, 7 November 2017

Peer Review

I think you’re off to a great start with your wiki page! I think adding in information on the type of labor they were doing, such as building the railroad, would be interesting to add. To even better this section, I think you should add in the idea of globalization, it would really strengthen your page. I also think it would be interesting to compare other countries ability to immigrate in comparison to the Chinese. Lastly, the hostility and discrimination they received when they were able to immigrate to Canada would be a great addition!

AlexandraDrossos (talk)14:35, 7 November 2017