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Anti-Racism Community Resources
Books from catalogue
"Race", Rights and the Law in the Supreme Court of Canada by James W. St. G. Walker
Call Number: Electronic
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
Walker shows that injustice on the grounds of "race" has been chronic in Canadian history, and that the law itself was once instrumental in creating these circumstances. The book concludes with a controversial discussion of current directions in Canadian law and their potential impact on Canada's future as a multicultural society.
Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy by Sarah Diem; Anjalé D. Welton
Publication Date: 2020-05-26
Anti-Racist Educational Leadership and Policy helps educational leaders better comprehend the racial implications and challenges of the current educational policy landscape. Each chapter unpacks a policy issue such as school choice, school closures, standardized testing, discipline, and school funding, and analyzes it through the racialized and market-driven lenses of the current leadership context.
Blindspot by Mahzarin R. Banaji; Anthony G. Greenwald
Call Number: BF575 P9B25 2016
Publication Date: 2016-08-16
The self-perception that one is able to assess others in a fair and accurate way is challenged as the authors explore the hidden biases we all carry from a lifetime of exposure to cultural attitudes about age, gender, race ethnicity, religion, social class, sexuality, disability status, and nationality. This book questions the extent to which our perceptions of social groups -- without our awareness or conscious control -- shape our likes and dislikes and our judgments about people's character, abilities and potential. Biases based on experience are revealed with the Implicit Association Test.
Challenging racist "British Columbia" : 150 years and counting by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O'Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price, Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra.
Call Number: ELECTRONIC
Publication Date: 2021
This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements...[the] booklet is being released in advance of the 150th anniversary, which is on July 20, 2021. This engaging resource has been designed to assist anti-racist educators, teachers, scholars, policymakers and individuals doing anti-racism work to help pierce the silences that too often have let racism grow in our communities, corporations and governments.
Criminal injustice : racism in the criminal justice system by Robynne Neugebauer (Editor)
Call Number: KE8813 C74 2000
Publication Date: 2000
This volume examines racism within the process of criminal justice. In every society criminal justice plays a key role establishing social control and maintaining the hegemony of the dominant economic classes. The contributors to this anthology argue that the differential treatment of people of colour and First Nations peoples is due to systemic racism within all levels of the criminal justice system, which serves these dominant classes.
Decolonising the Mind: the politics of language in african literature by Kevin O'Connor; Ngugi wa Thiong'o
Call Number: PL8010 N48
Publication Date: 1986-07-16
Ngugi describes this book as "a summary of some of the issues in which I have been passionately involved for the last twenty years of my practice in fiction, theatre, criticism and in the teaching of literature.
In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries Europe stole art treasures from Africa to decorate their houses and museums; in the twentieth century Europe is stealing the treasures of the mind to enrich their languages and cultures...."
Deep Diversity: Overcoming the Us vs Them by Shakil Choudhury
Call Number: BF575 P9C46 2015
Publication Date: 2015
Deep Diversity seeks to reframe the debate regarding racism and systemic discrimination a practical, scientific and compassionate manner, sorely needed as Us/Them feeling escalated following race-based shootings in the US as well as the politically motivated murder of soldiers in Canada or journalists in Paris. (Summary from the Anti-Racism bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
Necropolitics by Achille Mbembe; Steve Corcoran
Call Number: Electronic
Publication Date: 2019-10-25
n Necropolitics Achille Mbembe, a leader in the new wave of francophone critical theory, theorizes the genealogy of the contemporary world, a world plagued by ever-increasing inequality, militarization, enmity, and terror as well as by a resurgence of racist, fascist, and nationalist forces determined to exclude and kill.
Race and racialization : essential readings, 2nd ed by Tania Das Gupta, Carl E. James, Chris Andersen, Grace-Edward Galabuzi, and Roger C.A. Maaka (Editors)
Call Number: HT1521 R235216 2018
Publication Date: 2018
Now in its second edition, Race and Racialization presents new scholarship focusing specifically on immigration and migration, policies of multiculturalism, whiteness, gender and race, and settler relations. Contributors explore the problem of institutional racism from historical, comparative, and international perspectives, providing readers with tools to recognize the forces that contribute to the social construction of racism and encouraging new ways of understanding racial thinking.
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence by Derald Wing Sue
Call Number: Electronic
Publication Date: 2015-01-21
Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner.
Racialized Schools by Jesse A. Brinson; Shannon D. Smith
Publication Date: 2014-01-03
While racism continues to be a persistent and pervasive issue in our schools nationwide, the professionals charged with creating safe and nurturing educational environments have few resources available to address racism directly. Racialized Schools is on the leading edge of books that do just that and includes the latest research and praxis to help school personnel confront racism in a professional manner.
Racism and Anti-Racism in Canada by David Este (Editor); Liza Lorenzetti (Editor); Christa Sato (Editor)
Call Number: FC104 R33 2018
Publication Date: 2018-08-05
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.
Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms
Call Number: Electronic
Publication Date: 2020
The Routledge International Handbook of Contemporary Racisms brings together thirty-four original chapters from international experts that address key features of contemporary racisms.
Stamped from the Beginning by Ibram X. Kendi
Call Number: E185.61 K358 2017
Publication Date: 2017-08-15
In this deeply researched and fast-moving narrative, Kendi chronicles the entire story of anti–Black racist ideas and their staggering power over the course of American history. Stamped from the Beginning uses the lives of five major American intellectuals to offer a window into the contentious debates between assimilationists and segregationists and between racists and anti-racists.
Transformative Schooling by Vajra M. Watson
Publication Date: 2018-05-11
Discussions of achievement gaps are commonplace in education reform, but they are rarely interrogated as a symptom of white supremacy. As an act of disruption, award-winning scholar Vajra Watson pierces through the rhetoric and provides a provocative analysis of the ways schools can become more racially inclusive.
White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo; Michael Eric Dyson (Foreword by)
Call Number: HT1521 D486 2018
Publication Date: 2018-06-26
In this "vital, necessary, and beautiful book" (Michael Eric Dyson), antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo deftly illuminates the phenomenon of white fragility and "allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to 'bad people' (Claudia Rankine). Referring to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially, white fragility is characterized by emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and by behaviors including argumentation and silence. These behaviors, in turn, function to reinstate white racial equilibrium and prevent any meaningful cross-racial dialogue. In this in-depth exploration, DiAngelo examines how white fragility develops, how it protects racial inequality, and what we can do to engage more constructively.
Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad; Robin DiAngelo (Foreword by)
Call Number: ELECTRONIC
Publication Date: 2020-01-28
This book will walk you step-by-step through the work of examining: Examining your own white privilege What allyship really means Anti-blackness, racial stereotypes, and cultural appropriation Changing the way that you view and respond to race How to continue the work to create social change Awareness leads to action, and action leads to change. For readers of White Fragility, White Rage, So You Want To Talk About Race, The New Jim Crow, How to Be an Anti-Racist and more who are ready to closely examine their own beliefs and biases and do the work it will take to create social change.
The Enright Riles on Race and Racism
CBC Radio, The Enright Files, October 1 2018.
Conversations about the histoyr and persistence of racism and an ideology of whiteness that lies behind it. This podcast discusses how a racism that had lain mostly hidden in the darkest corners of Western democracies has seeped into the political mainstream.
YYC Colours: A documentary addressing racism in Calgary
This documentary was created to start discussions about racism in Calgary and Canada in general. Production took place over and year and a half and involved for 1 00 interviews. The goal is to have people view the film and start having honest conversations about racism and privilege in our society. (Summary from Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Viki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
Colour Code: A Podcast about Race in Canada
If there's one thing Canadian avoid, it's talking about race. This podcast is here to change that. Hosts Denise Balkissoon and Hannah Sung dive into conversations on race in Canada in episodes like "Race Card", "The Angel Complex," a"Eggshells", and "Surface Tension". (Summary from The Anti-Racism Bookshelf by Niki Bains and Sylvie Vigneux).
The Secret Life of Canada
A bi-weekly Canadian history podcast covering many topics relating to anti-racism and anti-oppression topics.
Anti-Racism Calendar [Instagram]
A teenager creates daily activities for non-Black people to learn to be allies. This is where the daily activities are posted.
Parker Johnson: The Power of Storytelling (Zoom recording)
While sharing his own story and why he started This is Table Talk, Johnson talks about how and why he provides opportunities for BIPOC folks to tell stories of their lived experience in facilitated conversation using Indigenous practices.