A Vancity Report
Vancity credit union finds 82% of visible minorities say they have experienced prejudice or some form of discrimination.
70 per cent of all respondents, regardless of their cultural origin, have experienced or witnessed some form of discrimination or racism; this jumps to 82 per cent for those who identify as a visible minority.
The Survey Results:
56 per cent of all respondents have overheard racist comments.
Of those who identify as a visible minority
57 per cent believe people make assumptions about their group
46 per cent feel they face social disadvantages because of their ethnic background
33 per cent have felt they have been a target of abuse
29 per cent believe they have faced discrimination based on their name
10 per cent feel they have faced disadvantages because of their religious affiliation and
for 11 per cent, the experience of discrimination has been traumatic enough to make them consider moving to a new location.