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

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

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

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

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

Critical multiculturalism: Rethinking multicultural and antiracist education

Critical multiculturalism: Rethinking multicultural and antiracist education edited by Stephen May (1999) is a collection of work that looks at education in the context of multiculturalism and racism. This book looks how the educational system undermines the effects of racism by overemphasising curriculum to include multiculturalism. The book can be accessed through google via http://books.google.ca/books?hl=en&lr=&id=-bN6KJ6o1jEC&oi=fnd&pg=PP1&dq=anti+racism+canada&ots=htdErUo0ED&sig=waycVEwEODWf82NGLJgVPaXKzc4#v=onepage&q=anti%20racism%20canada&f=false.

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

This is Our House

This is Our House by Michael Rosen is a children’s book that seeks to bring awareness of community and individual acceptance. The book is about a boy named George who discriminates against other children based on their looks. The book is a great way to introduce the negatives of discrimination among young children. For more reviews … Continue reading

Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough

Community and Race Relations Committee of Peterborough (CRRC), founded in 1982 is a non-profit community based organization which is supported by the City of Peterborough. “CRRC supports the basic principle that all individuals in Canada equal in dignity and rights.” CRRC objectives: “•To encourage sound race relations through partnerships with other agencies, organizations and interest … Continue reading

Redefining Multicultural Education by Ratna Gosh

Redefining Multicultural Education by Ratna Gosh published in 1996 calls on educators to rethink the emphasis given to negative ideas of cultural difference. According to Canadian Race Relations Foundation‘s abstract on the book; the author puts forth the notion that students regardless of their background and or cultural differences are measured by “the dominant group’s … Continue reading