Dear Dr. Faizal
Ethnic Diversity

My husband and I are in an interracial marriage. I’m Caucasian and he is South Asian. We have managed to work through our cultural differences but now that we are parents, our son seems to have trouble with his identity. Unlike his non-interracial friends, he feels like he does not fit in. To help our son feel complete, we feel that we should raise him in one culture so that he feels like he belongs in society. What do you think? – Life from Two Worlds

Dear Life, Congratulations on achieving a successful interracial marriage! As you and your husband have been able to navigate through the cultural differences and form a relationship, I feel confident that you should be able to help your child to also form an identity for himself. A sense of belonging, or the lack thereof, is a major issue for those…

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Ethnic Diversity

I am new to Canada and I love this country, but I’m struggling. It’s really hard to build a social network from the ground up. I think Canadians are so nice, but I feel very lost and miss my home country. I found a part-time job at a retail store and am starting school in September. Do you have any advice for making friends, and coping with the loneliness that I’m feeling? – Lonely Immigrant

Dear Lonely, Welcome to Canada! It’s heartwarming to learn that you love this country. It’s because of immigrants just like you, who form a bond with and have affection for Canada, that this country has become the multicultural mecca that it is. It’s true that relocating to a new country, and settling in it, is scary at times. This change…

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