Hindu Bias: 0050.0045

THE TURBAN INFLUX

            The Hindus are another class that we find huddled in groups in various camps of the province.  They do not take up and, but work for railroads and sawmills.  They live in box cars or any shelter that comes handy.  They will not eat meat and have no respect for Pat Burns, although around Eholt I have known them to steal chickens.  The bulk of their money goes back to Punjaub, in India, but for Imperial reasons we have to tolerate these turbaned subjects of King Edward much the same as we have to tolerate bedbugs in a country hotel.  With the country filled with Japs, Chinks, Hindus, Siwashes, Doukhobors, Grits and Cheap raised Canadians British Columbia will ere long resemble the Garden of Eden over-run by swarms of locusts and mosquitoes. – Lowery.

0050.0045: Hindu Bias

Newspaper article describing Canada as a Garden of Eden over-run by swarms of locusts and mosquitoes in regards to incoming minorities.

Medium:  Newspaper - Text
Date:  May 16, 1908
Pages:  1
Publisher:  The Golden Times
Collection:  Columbia Basin Institute (0050)

Keywords:

Hindus camps railroads sawmills locusts mosquitoes

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