Word pairings involving the keyword "white" were used within Reddit conversations concerning Indigenous issues to highlight perceived differences between the experiences of White and Indigenous populations within Canada, particularly as they relate to the justice system.
The term "white people" was used within Reddit conversations concerning Indigenous issues to highlight perceived differences between the experiences of White and Indigenous populations within Canada, particularly as they relate to the justice system:
"I wonder why more outrage isn't directed at […] trying to get more white people put in jail." (6 points)
"Our justice system already caters to aboriginals. Do you think that the aboriginal women who drunk drive and killed a family of four deserves to be let out of a manslaughter sentence with just 10 months in a healing lodge? White people aren't given this privilege in the justice system." (2 points)
Within conversations about Indigenous issues appearing on Reddit, comments that spoke negatively of “white people” were ‘downvoted into oblivion’.
"Didn't you get the memo? All white people are racist." (-12 points)
Word pairings with the keyword "white" were used within conversations concerning the far-right in Canada to discuss the nuances of different factions of the movement.
Word pairings with the keyword "white" were used within Reddit conversations discussing the far-right movement in Canada, providing different definitions of terms like ‘white nationalism’, ‘white supremacy’, ‘Alt-Right’, ‘right-wing extremism’, and Nazi.
"Right wing extremism means neo-Nazis and white supremacists." (8 points)
"I'd take a breath before coming to the conclusion that the 'alt-right' are white nationalists." (16 points)
"The alt-right subreddit defines themselves as white nationalists. And identity is a big part of the alt right movement. There is also a flavour of anti-establishment that sprinkles itself within this alt-right movement." (66 points)
"I think the important distinction you are missing is that 'white nationalist' and 'nationalist who happens to be white' are very different things." (11 points)
"Do you understand what a white nationalist is? Its more than just being a nationalist who is white. She is advocating for genocide of non-whites in Canada." (13 points)
"White nationalists want to make a nation by white people for white people." (15 points)
“White supremacy is a type of white nationalism. Even the least hardcore white nationalist believes that whites need to maintain majorities.” (10 points)
Within Reddit conversations discussing the far-right movement in Canada, comments revealed a lack of consensus surrounding the possible links between "white nationalism" or "white supremacy" and Nazism.
"Nazis were fascist authoritarian white supremacists." (3 points)
"I never said they were Nazis, I said they were white supremacist and I'm right." (19 points)
"A white nationalist and a Nazi are not the same thing." (1 point)
Within Reddit conversations discussing the far-right movement in Canada, the term "white supremacist" was used within attempts to dismiss the “fuss” being made over the rise of far-right ideologies in Canada and around the world.
"In case you haven't noticed by now ' white supremacist' is simply a slur that anti-Whites call any White person who opposes them." (37 points)
"Nothing wrong with being a white supremacist or white nationalist." (3 points)