Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada

edited by David Este, Liza Lorenzetti and Christa Sato  

This introductory book is written specifically as an introduction to racism and anti-racism. It is conspicuously activist and advocates anti-racism within the parameters of sound academic research.

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  • August 2018
  • ISBN: 9781552668887
  • 416 pages
  • $45.00
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  • ISBN: 9781773633916
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About the book

Multiculturalism is regarded as a key feature of Canada’s national identity. Yet despite an increasingly diverse population, racialized Canadians are systematically excluded from full participation in society through personal and structural forms of racism and discrimination.

Race and Anti-Racism in Canada provides readers with a critical examination of how racism permeates Canadian society and articulates the complex ways to bring about equity and inclusion both individual and systemically.

Race & Anti-Racism


David Este

Dr. David Este is a Professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. He has published in the areas of immigration; historical and contemporary experiences of people of African descent in Canada and mental health. In 2019, David was part of a team that received the Governor General’s Award in History for Community Programming for the documentary entitled, We Are the Roots: Black Settlers and Their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies. He also received from the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ Lee Lorch Award for excellence in teaching, research and service to the University of Calgary to the profession of social work, and to the community.

Liza Lorenzetti

Liza Lorenzetti is an assistant professor in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary.

Christa Sato

Christa Sato is currently completing her MSW (thesis route) in the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Calgary. She has worked on several projects focused on immigration, diversity, and social justice.


  • Introduction: The Colourblind Society (David Este, Christa Sato and Liza Lorenzetti)
  • White Privilege: Racism, Anti-Racism and Changing Oppressive Social Structures (Liza Lorenzetti & André Jacob)
  • From Racism to Reconciliation: Indigenous Peoples and Canada (Sharon Goulet)
  • “Us and Them”: Immigration and Barriers to a Diverse Canadian Identity (Glenda Tibe Bonifacio)
  • The Colour of Poverty: Racialization and Inequality in Canada (Grace-Edward Galabuzi)
  • Racism, Masculinity and Belonging: The Gendered Lives of Racialized Youth (Carl E. James)
  • Racism in Canadian Education (Hieu Van Ngo)
  • Sexual and Gender Diversity: Resituating Within the Frame of Anti-Racism and Anti-Colonialism (Edward Ou Jin Lee)
  • Dismantling Racism in the Canadian Criminal Justice System (Wendy Chan)
  • Social Determinants of Newcomer Immigrant and Refugee Youth’s Mental Health (Nazilla Khanlou & Luz Maria Vasquez)
  • Combatting Racism through the Intergenerational Life Course: The Filipino community in Canada (Ilyan Ferrer)
  • Radical Resilience: Islamophobia and the New Canadian Muslim Reality (Mahdi Qasqas)
  • From Multiculturalism to Critical Multiculturalism (Christa Sato & David Este)
  • Racialized and Indigenous Youth: A Call for Change (Clark Carreon-Alarcon, Aviaq Johnston, Bryan, Brittany Walker & Emma Maryam Bronson)
  • References
  • Index


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