Ficial Version Of The Law Is Not A True Reflection Of Its Meaning

1600 Words Nov 11th, 2014 7 Pages
The official version of the law is the basis on which the law prides itself to be. It claims to be neutral, having no prejudice against race, sex, gender, or any other distinguishing characteristics. The law compares itself to a blindfolded woman as historically women who have been seen as virgins who are pure, uninfluenced, and have no biases. The official version of the law is bound by one rule and that is everyone is subjected to the law and will be treated equally under it. Stare Decisis, a well known term to legal scholars is used define how judges are bound by precedent which means they must treat all cases the same and thus leading to the basis of the official version which is predictable, unbiased law. My focus in this paper is to prove that the official version of the law is not a true reflection of its meaning by firstly demonstrating how first nation peoples were subjected to racism for a period of over 100 years. I will also analyze how Aboriginal women faced increased struggles due to their sex as shown in the case of Pamela George.

The law itself beginning with its Legislature and Statues has directly subjected Aboriginal people to racism for a period of over a hundred years. The Constitution Act of 1867 allowed the federal government to pass legislation with respect to the Aboriginal peoples and their land reservations. This law was passed without consent or involvement of the Aboriginal People. In essence, the Aboriginal people were subjected to racism as…

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