For much of Canadian history, the Chinese have been a target along with other non-white migrants and indigenous peoples of racism and discrimination. From the Head Tax and legal exclusion through disenfranchisement and segregation in housing and jobs, Chinese Canadians struggled against barriers and fought for better treatment both for themselves and for others. Despite being deprived of the right to vote until 1947, Chinese Canadians still believed in the promise and possibility of a better Canada. What has been done to Chinese Canadians because of white supremacy is only a part of the story. What Chinese Canadians did, despite discrimination and racism, helped build a better society and forced Canada to live up to its ideals.