With the change in the Immigration Act in the late 60's there was the large or beginning of the large influx of West Indians to Canada.You need to learn a bit about the dynamics between West Indians and African Americans when we FIRST reach here...dem was BRUTAL when we first reach ya dred, never mind how dem did treat Africans, Haitians, etc. When people reach here and you despise them, what effect do you HONESTLY expect when they end up doing better than you?
Ironically, it was met with resistance by black Canadians because they saw all these other blacks as being so culturally different to them. Skin color doesn't imply automatic unity. It took awhile before the concept of force in numbers to even begin to emerge. But until then the rule of thumb was black Canadians kept to themselves. They may not have been openingly hostile, but they made it clear, we werent one of them. So attitudes and biased belief patterns don't happen in a vacuum.