Canadians Should Be Equal! This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

   Why do Canadians get criticized for the waythey talk and dress? When I first moved here, I was made funof for the way that I talked just because I said, "Eh!" alot.Then I would be teased for small stuff like saying "about" and"against" and "outside" and words with A and O in them. It wasreally bad. It shouldn't be like that; people should look atothers from the inside instead of theoutside.

Canadians shouldn't be judged by the way wetalk or dress. I'm probably one of the nicest guys you'll meetfrom Canada. I could see if I was a jerk and always picking onpeople, but I am quiet and never make fun of anyone. Somehardly noticed I was Canadian and that was cool. I was 11years old when I moved and started being teased. Now, at 16, Istill get stupid comments because I might not say a word rightand they start laughing and making fun of me, but it's okay.

There are people who make a big deal about me being aResident Alien and talk about sending me back, but I ignorethem and try to stay away from talking to them but some are mybest friends.

I think the point I'm trying to make isthat Canadians should be treated just like other human beings.I have a lot of friends who are Canadian and they are made funof too. Canadians should be treated equally.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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