White man faced racism
Canada is bighearted when it comes to admitting refugees, and admits almost fifty percent of all its applicants, which is the highest rate throughout the world.
As is the criteria of all refugee accepting nations, even Canada aims to grant admission to only those applicants who, if forced to go back home, would be threatened based on race, religion, nationality, or because of being part of a particular social group or political party. The idea is surely noble and simple, but the execution of the same is nowhere near to being simple.
Canadians had already started disliking the somewhat overburdened system of the country which made unsure calls on some occasions, say granting admission to a mentally ill South Korean woman thinking that psychiatric patients are hated along with their family in that region. And now, just last week, refugee status was granted to Brandon Huntley based on grounds that blacks persecuted him in South Africa.
The decision outraged the South Africans and the African National Congress in power is putting pressure on Canada to nullify the decision. Now the decision is being reviewed by Canadian federal lawyers.
In his case, Mr. Huntley claimed that he had been subjected to violent attacks on seven occasions and had also been called a ‘white dog’ and a ‘settler’ in South Africa and said that he never went to the police because of the distrust he had in them.
The attacks mentioned by Huntley happened at the time of attempted robberies and thefts. And many South Africans were quick to point out that it was not a case of racism but that of crime.