'Where Are You From?' Is Not An Innocent Question To Ask Canadians

It's not an innocent question.

"Where are you from?"

"No, where are you really from?"

It's a question that's as common for many Canadians to hear as, "Do you guys really say 'eh'?" And it seems innocent, but "Where are you from?" can be loaded with all kinds of assumptions — especially if you're asking a person of colour.

We asked editors in our newsroom how they feel when they get asked the question — and they get asked it a lot. Watch the video to learn whether they dread or welcome "Where are you from?"

Let us know what you think of the question in the comments below!

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