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When Nunavut became a separate Canadian territory in 1999, the people chose for their flag a design that features an inuksuk. The 2010 Winter Olympics held in Vancouver used a representation of an inunnguaq (meaning imitation of a person), an inuksuk-like structure that looks like a person, as its logo. Despite disagreements over the choice, and the confusion between inuksuk and inunnguaq, the inuksuk has become popular as a symbol of Canadian culture.
Inuit today revere certain inuksuit because they were built by their ancestors. They provide an important link to the past generations, keeping a connection with the culture and knowledge of those who survived the harsh life in the Arctic.
The term Jim Crow comes from the minstrel show song "Jump Jim Crow" written in 1828 and performed by Thomas Dartmouth "Daddy" Rice, a white English migrant to the U.S. and the first popularizer of blackface performance. A caricature of a shabbily dressed rural black named "Jim Crow" became a standard character in minstrel shows. By 1837, Jim Crow was also used to refer to racial segregation generally.