Canada Minority

Heading to Rwanda Part 3: Life as a "Muzungu"

Averie MacDonald | Posted 09.15.2012 | Canada Travel
Averie MacDonald

In the past three weeks, I have had enough new experiences to last me for at least three years, if not more. There's one thing I still haven't quite gotten used to here. Even though I live in Toronto these days, where I'm used to walking amongst crowds of people with different backgrounds, homelands and skin tones, I've never really experienced life as a minority. And I am starting to realize what an incredibly valuable experience this is.

How Being a Minority Taught Me Tolerance

Omar Alghabra | Posted 06.03.2012 | Canada
Omar Alghabra

I moved to Canada when I was 19, where I became a member of a small minority and was exposed to other cultures and lifestyles that were alien to me. It was a transformation from the simplicity of being part of a homogeneous dominant culture to the humility of having to explain who you are.