“She eventually moved out of the neighborhood due to fear to residing there.”
Yes I have witness and experience anti- immigration hate speech in the past.
As an immigrant who socialize with other immigrants who are either family or close friends I have heard many anti-immigration stories, but one of them have stroked me the most. My sister at the time lived in a majority White neighborhood and being an immigrant and a visible minority she was constantly targeted by some anonymous person would came to her car during the night and placed posters with a picture of a White man and with words to the effect that Canada belongs to White man and that she was not welcome in Canada. These posters were placed on the windshield of her car on three occasions shortly after she had purchases the band new car. These posters made her very scared and she became very fearful that someone would one day hurt her family. She eventually moved out of the neighborhood due to fear to residing there.
I personally have never felt like Canada was home. I have lived in Canada for some of teenage years and all of my adult life and still do not feel like I belong here. I feel like I am constantly conceived as the other and is always looked at as different and will never be seen by the wider majority as Canadian due to the colour or my skin and my accent. Hence the reason, when ever i interact with others the first question that I am often asked is ” where are you from?” This in my opinion is a way of saying you are a foreign alien who came from somewhere else. It is a constant reminder that although I have lived most of life in Canada I am still not seen as Canadian.
Dominica, West Indies