Originally Posted by Chute_Boxe44
Ya I'm sorry but that’s a crock of shit. Let's say both my parents were Japanese and I was born and raised in Canada. I would then be Canadian, not "Japanese Canadian", that would be ridiculous.
There is a huge difference between embracing your heritage and being born and raised there.
Actually, if you were born and raised in Canada, you actually would
most likely self-identify as a Japanese-Canadian; "hyphen-Canadians" are all the rage here.
Canada's official policy on nationalism as it pertains to ethnicity is "We are a cultural mosaic"; that means you get to bring whatever crazy baggage you want over here, and are not only supposed to be tolerated for it, but are actually often encouraged to flaunt it in public (Eg: Siks with knives are allowed in schools, police forces not being able to force their members to remove turbans when donning a helmet, etc, etc).
Whereas the US has a "cultural melting pot" scenario that sees folks expected to leave at least some of their troubles and b.s. at the door.