I am naturally a confident person, and a pep in my step is a part of my personality.
There are times when I run errands in downtown Edmonton, and some white people will look at me like "Who does she think she is? Are all black people supposed to look down at their shoes and say "Yes Sir" like it is the 1920s? And despite living there for two years, there are still neighbours that look at me as if I am going to rob them. While I can share a novel of other stories, I'll leave you with this one.
I walked into a gift store, and when I tried to get the attention of a few of the sales reps, they ignored me.
However, every white person that walked in was welcomed with a smile and "How can I help you today?
When I landed at Edmonton International Airport, it felt like I moved to Texas.
There were retail stores that sold cowboy hats, hunting gear and some white people looked at me as if I were a ghost. It was my first week in the city, and a long list of job interviews was lined up.
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I pretended like nothing happened and went home, called the store's corporate office and demanded to speak to the head executive that runs all the Edmonton retail stores. Thousands of singles join online dating sites every day. View photos and profiles of fun, like-minded singles. With seemingly endless options, the list below can help you find a dating site that fits your lifestyle. He was appalled, and the next time I walked into that same retail store, I was treated like a princess by the sales reps. According to a recent Edmonton Sun article, "Twenty-five years from now, the face of Alberta will include many more immigrants, and almost all of them will be calling Edmonton and Calgary home according to long-term projections from Statistics Canada." Also, immigrants will make up 45 per cent of the Canadian population by 2036. There are more single young men than young women though, and the sexes are about evenly unavailable between ages 35-50.