“It is so easy for many people around the world to spew their hate towards anyone who doesn’t look like them and have no real consequences for their actions.”

    I have seen anti-immigration hate speech many times on social media. It is so easy for many people around the world to spew their hate towards anyone who doesn’t look like them and have no real consequences for their actions. Luckily I have not experienced much anti-immigration hate speech in real life as I was born and raised in the city of Toronto with a lot of multiculturalism. I was never a target of hate speech in my life for being from a particular country or belonging to a particular race because Toronto was full of people from different walks of life.

“Canada allowed my parents to live a better life and provide for us siblings in a better and less scary environment.”

    My parents came to Canada as refugees from Pakistan. My parents and our family back home had experience hardship and extreme prosecution for belonging to a certain religious sect. It was really bad to the point that my Uncles were sent to jail and extremists had gun down and bombed their homes. They seeked refuge in Canada for a better life and Canada granted them to stay here and a few years later they became citizens. Canada allowed my parents to live a better life and provide for us siblings in a better and less scary environment. They felt scared considering the situation they left back home but they were also very hopeful since they heard many good things about Canada.

 

– Anonymous

Pakistan