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Canadian Stereotypes Essay

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Canadian Stereotypes Essay

As I write this, I sit inside my igloo with a warm glass of maple syrup next to me and my moose “Rex” curled up in a ball just outside. Just hearing that sentence probably made you think of a Canadian even though, except in rare cases, none of it is true about me. Stereotypes are impossible to avoid. No matter what country you live in, or what race you are, people will be able to set you into a group based only on stereotypes they have heard about you. Stereotypes are often started by a lack of knowledge in a certain subject. Justin Bieber claims that in Canada we have spaghetti and milk and even though none of this is true, in time people all around the world may think of Canadians as milk and pasta people. I can think of many stereotypes that people from other countries have tried to associate me with, such as saying ‘a boot’ instead of ‘about’ or that we all ride dogsleds. As suggested in the ‘I am Canadian Rant’ we don’t know Joe or ...

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