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Bank of Canada bans image of Asian woman from $100 billThe Bank of Canada has purged an image of an Asian-looking woman from its new $100 banknotes after focus groups raised questions about her ethnicity.The original image intended for the reverse of the plastic polymer banknotes, which began circulating last November, showed an Asian-looking woman scientist peering into a microscope. The image, alongside a bottle of insulin, was meant to celebrate Canada’s medical innovations.But eight focus groups consulted about the proposed images for the new $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknote series were especially critical of the choice of an Asian for the largest denomination.“Some have concerns that the researcher appears to be Asian,” says a 2009 report commissioned by the bank from The Strategic Counsel, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. (Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

Bank of Canada bans image of Asian woman from $100 bill
The Bank of Canada has purged an image of an Asian-looking woman from its new $100 banknotes after focus groups raised questions about her ethnicity.

The original image intended for the reverse of the plastic polymer banknotes, which began circulating last November, showed an Asian-looking woman scientist peering into a microscope. The image, alongside a bottle of insulin, was meant to celebrate Canada’s medical innovations.

But eight focus groups consulted about the proposed images for the new $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 banknote series were especially critical of the choice of an Asian for the largest denomination.

“Some have concerns that the researcher appears to be Asian,” says a 2009 report commissioned by the bank from The Strategic Counsel, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act. (Peter J. Thompson/National Post)

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    i’m sorry i don’t understand why it being an asian is a big deal???
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    time we pretended...open and multicultural smh
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    I love how they changed it to be race neutral which really just ended up being Caucasian. No implications there at all.
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    Seriously country? Eugh.
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    “‘neutral’ ethnicity”...is basically code...white “The...
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    fuck? I can barely make out...features on the woman’s profile to make
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    There’s Asian people on Canadian money?! HOW DARE THEY? They should use a neutral ethnicity, like Caucasian. That seems...
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    LMFAOOOOOOOO I STILL REMEMBER bori me showing me at boston pizza I THOUGHT IT WAS A GOOD LOOKING GUY...
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