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  • Topic: Race & Racism
  • Identifying as Arab in Canada

    A Century of Immigration History

    By Houda Asal     Forthcoming September 2020

    While “Arabs” now attract considerable attention – from media, the state, and sociological studies – their history in Canada remains little known. Identifying as Arab in Canada begins to rectify this invisibilization by exploring the migration from Machrek (the Middle East) to Canada from the late 19th century through the 1970s.

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  • Rethinking Who We Are

    Critical Reflections on Human Diversity in Canada

    Edited by Jessica E. Pulis and Paul U. Angelini     May 2019

    Rethinking Who We Are takes a non-conventional approach to understanding human difference in Canada.

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  • Decolonizing Academia

    Poverty, Oppression and Pain

    By Clelia O. Rodríguez     October 2018

    Poetic, confrontational and radical, Decolonizing Academia speaks to those who have been taught to doubt themselves because of the politics of censorship, violence and silence that sustain the Ivory Tower.

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  • Viola Desmond

    Her Life and Times

    By Graham Reynolds  With Wanda Robson     October 2018

    Accessible, concise and timely, this book tells the incredible, important story of Viola Desmond, considered by many to be Canada’s Rosa Parks.

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  • Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada

    Edited by David Este, Liza Lorenzetti and Christa Sato     August 2018

    This introductory book was planned and 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. The authors do not see a contradiction between strong research and calls to action to create a non-racist society.

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  • There’s Something In The Water

    Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

    By Ingrid R. G. Waldron     April 2018

    “Reckoning with Canada’s denial of its colonial past, present and erasure of marginalized communities, this book is a must-read for anyone interested in the impacts of environmental racism in Canada and beyond.” — Ellen Page

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  • Alt-Right

    From 4Chan to the White House

    By Mike Wendling     April 2018

    This book is a vital guide to understanding the racist, misogynist, far-right movement that rose to prominence during Donald Trump’s successful election campaign.

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  • Policing Black Lives

    State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present

    By Robyn Maynard     October 2017

    Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces anti-Blackness from the slave ships to the prisons, the classrooms and beyond.

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  • Boomerang Ethics

    How Racism Affects Us All

    By Joseph Mensah and Christopher J. Williams     September 2017

    Timely and incredibly important, Boomerang Ethics is a much-needed resource in the fight against racism because it does not gloss over the self-interests of members of the privileged, who ultimately have the power to help alleviate racism.

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  • Flying Fish in the Great White North

    The Autonomous Migration of Black Barbadians

    By Christopher Stuart Taylor     September 2016

    As recently as the 1960s, the Canadian government enforced discriminatory, anti-Black immigration policies, designed to restrict and prohibit the entry of Black Barbadians and Black West Indians.

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