Is it time to get rid of the term "Visible Minority"?

(J.P. Moczulski/CP)

(J.P. Moczulski/CP)

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Several years ago the United Nations chastised Canada for continuing to use the term "visible minority." The term was meant to designate groups of people for employment equity purposes, but some argue that it actually fosters racism and stereotyping instead.

 

In this excerpt, we hear from an economist who argues that Canada has now changed so much that the term is no longer needed. She says in our increasingly multi-cultural country, it doesn't capture the increasingly complex way we identify ourselves.
We'd love to know what you think about it. Is "visible minority" a useful designation for measuring an employer's commitment to equity, or an outdated concept best left in the past?
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