Contact with Canadian society and immigrants’ communities
“You're snatching away our jobs”
A woman talks about the racism he experienced in Montreal, as Cebuqueas thought they were snatching away their jobs.
RES.: Eh, you didn’t encounter, eh, issues, or racism, or…?
Κ.Κ: Eh, not much! No! Not me!
RES.: Do you have anything in mind, some story you could tell me?
Κ.Κ.: Oh! Someone who we were working together with, ah, said to me once, that “You come”,
the immigrants. “You come here and you’re snatching away our jobs!”. And I say to her, and I say “I didn’t snatch
away your job, you do have a job, I do have a job as well. As I work myself, you work yourself too! So, I didn’t
take your job! I don’t think I took anyone’s job! Whoever wanted it, had it!”. Ah, one or two such cases, but no…