Many racialized workers experiencing high levels of ‘emotional tax’
Racialized communities, as they grow up, have a feeling that because of the reaction of people to them — they feel they don’t look exactly the same, she says.
“I don’t feel I’m foreign, but I’m perceived as foreign,” says Lilian Ma, Executive Director of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation, who is also a third-generation Canadian.
“These are all subjective things. How people feel is very subjective, but they are also reacting to the surroundings,” she says. “So how can we have more social support? How can we build a workplace that makes everybody comfortable?”
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