5 'Real Talk on Race' stories that got you talking on Facebook

This week, CBC Montreal launched its two-week series 'Real Talk on Race.' Since then, you've been joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and by email. Here are five 'Real Talk on Race' Facebook posts that got you talking with some of your comments.

We compiled some of your comments on this week's 'Real Talk on Race' stories

Méshama Eyob-Austin says she learned that 'black is beautiful.' (CBC)

Real Talk on Race is CBC Montreal's special series exploring personal conversations and experiences around race in the city.

This week, CBC Montreal launched its two-week series Real Talk on Race.

Since then, you've been joining the conversation on Facebook, Twitter and by email. 

Here are five 'Real Talk on Race' Facebook posts that got you talking, including some of your comments.

1. Sixties Scoop adoptee recounts how she was stolen from her birth mother

"I [was] so honoured to hear finally hear these cruel stories and people are listening in horror of what the government has to done to these people.... to this day they are still hurting..... I pray for healing and compensation for all." — Marie C Gagnonemeth

​"This is very heart goes out to her. Unfortunately there are many stories like this." — Marianna Lapp

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2. Méshama Eyob-Austin on being black

"Never hide who you are. Be proud of where you came from and how your culture is a part of you. We are all the same, a mosaic, a beautiful patchwork of humanity. Don't let ignorant people tell you are different, it's their problem with their insecurity." — Lyne Berthold

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3. Can positive stereotyping ever be a good thing?

"Stereotypes are over generalizations and the result of lazy thinking! I don't care if [they're] positive or negative. They still hurt! Being Native and Afro-Latin, I was always looked down in school by peers and teachers. I went to private schools with majority White students and staff. It was hurtful when I realized why I was mistreated but it also served a motivation! We all have biases. Personally, I try to challenge mine, others sadly seem to embrace them!" — Amélie Josefsson

"I get called for tech support for anything computer-related all the time, which drives me nuts." — Ju Leon Tan

"I don't think positive stereotyping has the same weight as (negative) stereotyping. And it's very possible that my blackness has shaped my understanding of how stereotypes work for who... Too many times [people] of my melanin are rarely on the receiving end of any positive stereotypes or any positive depiction for that matter. And this is often tied to a racial history that many [people] like to overlook. But what you don't realize is that when you are constantly being bombarded with messages about what/who you are and what your limit/value is, you end up believing it, then internalizing these 'half truths' as your full being." — Caesey Sammandha

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4. Questions you wish people would stop asking you based on how you look

"I think once it's alright but multiple times can be annoying. Personally, I don't care much. People call me Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan, and I'm quite flattered [by] it." — Francois Lim

"They can ask me as many questions as they want cause I like interaction with different cultures. It's a way to travel the world without moving." — Raúl Vargas

​"That's the problem. It's not because you have a different race/skin color that you are from a different culture." — Rachid Regagui

5. One Chinese-Montrealer's identity crisis

"If you can't speak Chinese, you're not Chinese. You are Canadian. If you can speak Chinese it still doesn't mean you're Chinese. If you were born in Canada, if you grew up in Canada, you're Canadian. Chinese culture in mainland China is different to Chinese culture abroad." — Jin Wong

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