Racialized Policing Shortlisted for Manitoba Book Award!

We are positively THRILLED that Elizabeth Comack’s latest work, Racialized Policing: Aboriginal People’s Encounters with the Police, has been shortlisted for the Alexander Kennedy Isbister Manitoba Book Award for Non-Fiction!

The awards will be presented at the Manitoba Book Awards gala on Sunday, April 28th at the West End Cultural Centre. Doors open at 7:15 and the ceremony begins at 8:00, and the event is free to all. We’ll see you there!

In case you’re unfamiliar with Racialized Policing, the book is hugely important in understanding the ways in which colonialism continues in our country today and highlights the often problematic practices the police use in their interactions with First Nations peoples. This book should really be required reading for all Canadians.

“This book delves deep into the psyche of society’s attitudes towards racism, towards the racialization of issues, of social structures, and, importantly, of the police. It exposes the human element of justice, the attitudes and subconscious generalizations that culminate in differential justice, differential treatment, and the imbalance of socio-economic and criminal circumstances between peoples of Canada.” — from the Foreword by Donald E. Worme, QC, IPC

Posted on March 18th, 2013 in Awards

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