“Yes. I have witnessed my father participate in hate speech towards immigrants.”
Unfortunately, Yes. I have witnessed my father participate in hate speech towards immigrants. Ever since he started using Twitter, he has this anti-immigration approach. I have since moved out, and am living on my own but it has been really hard to counter-act his hate.
My family and I were born in Canada so I do not have a personal immigration story and have not faced any hardships. My roommate first year post-secondary had a really hard time adjusting to Canada. She found that she was surrounding herself predominantly with people of her culture and wasn’t interacting with Canadian citizens. She first felt at home when she found groups that supported her culture and that allowed her to be herself.
– Jocelyn, 21