Race & Racism

  • Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada

    Edited by David Este and Liza Lorenzetti     Forthcoming June 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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  • Alt-Right

    From 4Chan to the White House

    By Mike Wendling     Forthcoming 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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  • There’s Something In The Water

    Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

    By Ingrid R. G. Waldron     Forthcoming April 2018

    An expose of the environmental injustice practiced by the government of Nova Scotia against it’s marginalized communities.

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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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  • Writing the Roma

    Histories, Policies and Communities in Canada

    By Cynthia Levine-Rasky     September 2016

    Writing the Roma is the first book to provide an overview of the identities, origins, history and treatment of Roma refugees.

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  • On Building a Social Movement

    The North American Campaign for South African Liberation

    By John Saul     June 2016

    “In his characteristically engaging conversational style, combining intimate first-hand knowledge and lightly-worn scholarship with strong opinions, John Saul takes the reader vividly into the heart of the Canadian and American movements that supported the anti-apartheid and liberation struggles in southern Africa.” — Colin Leys, co-editor, The Socialist Register

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  • Viola Desmond’s Canada

    A History of Blacks and Racial Segregation in the Promised Land

    By Graham Reynolds  Foreword by George Elliott Clarke  With Wanda Robson     January 2016

    Viola Desmond’s Canada is groundbreaking book aimed at providing both general readers and students of Canadian history with a concise overview of the narrative of the Black experience in Canada.

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  • Becoming an Ally, 3rd Edition

     Breaking the Cycle of Oppression in People

    By Anne Bishop     June 2015

    Anne Bishop confronts the question of oppression head on by drawing on her own experience both as an oppressed person as an oppressor. She tells us the we learn to be oppressors from our own oppression.

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