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.

Let’s Fight Racism!

Let’s Fight Racism! is an anti-racism and anti-xenophobia video released by United Nations. The video seeks to portray the message there is more to people than what meets the eye. Description of the video: “Racism, xenophobia and intolerance are problems prevalent in all societies. Each and every one of us plays a role in either contributing … 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

Racism Explained to My Daughter

Racism Explained to My Daughter by Tahar Ben Jelloun is a book in which the author answers his daughters questions about racism. The book can be used as a parents guide towards addressing questions of racism from their children. The book covers topics such as: What is racism?  How do we  recognize racism in practice? … Continue reading

Screen Test

Screen Test (2004) is a short documentary directed by Linda Lee. The documentary seeks to bring awareness of racism in the entertainment industry. The documentary is shot in the perspective of an actress who is often stereotyped into certain roles because her looks “fit the generalized characteristic of Asians.” The video can be accessed on … Continue reading

All of Us Are Related, Each of Us is Unique

All of Us Are Related, Each of Us is Unique is a “unique exhibition exploring the concept of race” to challenge “alleged validity of the notion of human races”. All of Us Are Related, Each of Us is Unique is the English translation of Tous Parents ,produced in Geneva, Switzerland, by Marshall H. Segall produced by Syracuse … Continue reading

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism

Readings for Diversity and Social Justice: An Anthology on Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism, and Ableism ,2000, edited by Maurianne Adams is a combination of personal and theoretical essays. Readings seeks to introduce the topics of Racism, Sexism, Anti-Semitism, Heterosexism, Classism and Ableism to create broader awareness of various social issues. The collection of work … Continue reading