Anonymous asked: Do you live in a diverse area? (I admit that I have no idea about the diversity of areas of Canada.)
Yes and no. We have a huge population of Japanese, Chinese and Korean immigrants in this area, to the point where Vancouver’s nickname is “Hongcouver” because the Asian immigrant population is higher than the white population, I believe (this is what I’ve read/been told but I haven’t looked up the stats myself). That said, OUTSIDE of first and second generation Asian/immigrant families I don’t feel there’s a particularly diverse PoC population, and I seems to me that the areas are pretty segregated. I’ve heard people speaking Spanish all of once in my entire life in this area; I see just about zero latino/@ population. There’s a larger sized Punjabi and East Asian population and quite a few busy mosques; we’re also surrounded on all sides by reservation land and the Native American community is very active and vocal (but there is a horrible, horrible amount of racism toward native peoples here by the government… it’s awful) and there’s not very many Black Canadians in this area either. Overall I’d say it is predominantly white.
In my kids’ schools it’s probably about 70-75% white (and more like 95% in Xan’s school because it’s a small population and the fact that it probably appeals more to the white lower/middle class hippie types).