Black Looks: Race and Representation

Black Looks: Race and Representation by Bell Hooks examines the portrayal/representation of African Americans amongst dominant “white” culture. A quote from Black Looks; “Often their rage erupts because they believe that all ways of looking that highlight difference subvert the liberal belief in a universal subjectivity (we are all just people) that they think will … Continue reading

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism

Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism by Daisy Hernandez, Bushra Rehman and Cheriie L. Moraga is a collection of essays with women of colours account on individual identity, class and race privilege. The collection of essays are from women of diverse communities and provides overall view on issues faced by racialized women. … Continue reading

Racism in Canada

Racism in Canada is film by youth at AcessPoint on the Danforth in partnership with Harmony Movement’s Change Through Equity. The video seeks to find out about what Canadians think of racism. Individuals were asked to answer three questions about racism based on their personal opinions and experiences. The questions were: What is racism? Have … Continue reading

Racism in Canada: The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Racism in Canada: The Evidence of Things Not Seen by Delia D. Douglas is an article which questions “acceptance” in context of Canadian multicultural society. The article seeks to bring awareness towards the difference between acceptance and tolerance because; “tolerance is not acceptance of difference”. The article emphasises the importance in accepting Canadian history in … Continue reading

A Critical Examination of Anti-Racist Education

A Critical Examination of Anti-Racist Education is an article by Earl Mansfield and John Kehoe which looks at “conceptual, empirical and political limitations of anti-racist education.” The authors seek to emphasize importance of multicultural education with the “concerns of anti-racist education” to incorporate issues such as “institutional barriers, material inequalities, and power discrepancies between minorities … Continue reading

Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach

Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism: A Developmental Approach by Louise Derman-Sparks & Carol Brunson Phillips is guide developed to enhance experience of teaching and learning anti-racism. The authors of Teaching/Learning Anti-Racism integrate their own experience, as anti-racism educators, and methodology to create anti-racism curriculum for adults. More information on the guide can be found on google via http://books.google.ca/books/about/Teaching_Learning_Anti_Racism.html?id=J1OCIMntTK8C.

That Joke

That Joke Public Service Announcement (PSA) was a 2007 winner of the Racism, Stop It! Campaign. This PSA seeks to create awareness of the harm that is related to promoting racist jokes. Individuals often say jokes about other cultures and ethnic groups thinking they are often harmless, when in fact these “telling and tolerating racist … Continue reading

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco

Pink and Say by Patricia Polacco is a child friendly picture book about Civil War, which introduces children to racial acceptance, negatives of war and “injustices of slavery”. Pink and Say is story through a white soldier’s eye who had been saved by a black soldier. The book is “Highly charged emotionally, masterful retelling of … Continue reading

Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki

Sister Anne’s Hands by Marybeth Lorbiecki, set in the 1960’s introduces children to the concept of segregation. The book is a about a girl named Anna who goes to a all white school until she comes across her new second grade teacher Anne, who is of “colour”. For more reviews and access to the book … Continue reading

Class of 2000 directed by Paul Wong

Class of 2000 is a Public Service Announcement directed by Paul Wong as part of the Unite Against Racism campaign. Unite Against Racism description of the PSA; “The director draws inspiration from Canadians’ reaction to the arrival of Chinese boat people in 1999, and he attempts to humanize the plight of immigrants and refugees who … Continue reading