Talk:Second-generation immigrants of Canada

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Hi! Great topic! I did have a question about the sentence that states "the median age second generation Canadians is 31.9 years." What does that statistic mean? Is it the median age of employment? Another interesting perspective that you could add to this is the perspective of second-generation from an individual's home country. How are second-generation immigrants viewed back in the parent's country?

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Feedback022:55, 10 November 2017
Suggestion000:59, 10 November 2017
Peer Feedback 000:11, 10 November 2017

Hello, this is very interesting. I think adding references would help this page.

You speak of South Asian and Chinese average household income, and I wonder if you have information on different races and maybe how experiences may differ by culture.

I also like that you integrate the beneficial side. I think that shows an intersectional perspective, in a way, as it recognizes that many different second-generation Canadians may be having totally different experiences, rather than assuming one homogenous identity.

CassidyClements (talk)22:55, 10 November 2017

Suggestion

As being a 1.5 generation immigrant myself, I enjoyed reading your page! I agree with most of your points and think they are valid. My suggestion is to find peer-reviewed papers to back up your claims. I vaguely remember reading papers about this topic from my cultural psychology class a few years ago. So I think research is being done for the immigrant population. Good luck and I can’t wait to read the final version.

MinHyungRhi (talk)00:59, 10 November 2017

Peer Feedback

Hi, I love the topic that you have selected and the statistics you have chosen really emphasizes this mosaic of multiculturalism that Canada consistently preaches, but maybe not practices to the same extent. I think one of the themes that you can explore in your paper is W.E.B. Du Bois' idea of double consciousness in his '"The Souls of Black Folk." This idea of double consciousness is very prevalent in Canadian society where first or second-generation immigrants are constantly struggling with maintaining their cultural heritage and fitting into the ideal Canadian identity. As a suggestion you could discuss the ethnic makeup of different provinces in subtopics and I would love to see how Vancouver fits into and deals with its second-generation immigrant population. Good luck!

ReneetDhillon (talk)00:11, 10 November 2017