Hi Sonic, read some of the posts above and was stunned by your over the top reaction to the use of a very common term. The original poster was super cool and apparently did not take it as an offense, but that is a credit to him, because your post was simply outrageous. Are you sure that you aren't being racist against people of European background in your post above (even if you are one yourself)? Why did the homogeneity of the little town in Canada make you feel uncomfortable? Would you also be uncomfortable if you go to a little town in Vietnam and everyone is East Asian or a little town in lovely Gabon and everyone is of African origin? Is homogeneity something that is allowed for all cultures except Europeans? There are European nations that do not have a colonial legacy, so we don't have this built in guilt or whatever you are carrying around. Reflect on this. I know this is wildly off topic, but it had to be said. I will not post again on this subject.