Take A Stand

Take A Stand is a video produced by PEI students as part of the Anti-Racism Video Project at the PEI Association for Newcomers to Canada. The video shows the importance in taking a stand against discrimination and speaking up for others whether it be on the street or in classrooms. The message of the film … Continue reading

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

Whoever You Are

Whoever You Are by Mem Fox is a children’s book about promoting acceptance regarding individual differences. According to a review of Whoever You Are it is a “celebration of the world’s diverse cultures, both our similarities and differences.” In order to access more information on the book and the author visit http://books.google.ca/books?id=duQewaRwCzkC&source=gbs_similarbooks.

Racism: Then and Now

Racism: Then and Now is a discussion on The Agenda with Steve Paikin regarding racism. The Agenda is a program on TVO which looks at “current affairs”. The guests featured were; William Cunningham, Irshad Manji, Kwame McKenzie, Jonathan Kay and Grace-Edward Galabuzi. The discussion seeks to define racism and its affects on community and individual … 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

The Colors of Us

The Colors of Us by Karen Katz is a children’s book which promotes acceptance. The book is about a seven year old girl Lena who goes on a journey discovering “differences”.  The book allows children to understand that not everyone is the same; it allows them to understand that people can not be categorized into … 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

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know

The Emperor Has No Clothes: Teaching About Race and Racism to People Who Don’t Want to Know by Tema Okum provides theoretical and practical information to those who are involved in anti-racism teaching initiatives. Synopsis of the chapters: “The first chapter looks at the toxic consequences of our western cultural insistence on profit, binary thinking, … Continue reading