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Racism in Canada (Course Pack)

This collection was developed using the search tools and subject-tagging features available on Canadian CourseReadings. It features chapters covering a wide range of perspectives and academic disciplines based around the theme of racism in Canada. The content in this collection was drawn from fifteen different books whose chapters are available on the website. The other chapters from these titles can be found by clicking on the ‘from’ link at the top of the product page

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Interaction Patterns, highlights the thinking of Audre Lorde, Roland Barthes, and Franz Fanon. Lorde identified difference as the key factor that triggers power dynamics, or unequal interactions. … 9 $0.90

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Indigenous activist Arthur Manuel provides a concise discussion of racism in Canada today towards Indigenous people and the systemic racism reflected in laws, institutions and organizations. 6 $0.60

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Details the history of the residential school system. Puts the history in context of imperialism, colonization, and assimilation. Describes the experience children would have had at the schools. 140 $0.00

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Details the mandate of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and the goals and responsibilities of the members. 13 $0.00

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Roman Catholic missionaries and the Canadian government shared a vision: to see Native people, through residential schooling, abandon their cultural heritage and their nomadic hunting and fishing … 40 $1.60

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Despite strong opposition, the Shuswap people were forced to adopt the colonial way of living. They were pushed out of their home and discouraged to practice sacred rituals. Ultimately, in 1891, … 24 $0.48

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In this chapter, the author provides a brief history of black people in Canada, and goes on to describe the continued prevalence of institutional racism in academic institutions and the workplace. 4 $0.40

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In this chapter, the author presents a variety of actions that can be taken to make schools more inclusive and supportive of black students. These actions include directly addressing the racism … 10 $1.00

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This chapter presents an overview of discourse related to race and racial identity in academic discourse and how this discourse has continued to change and evolve. ; 19 $3.04

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This chapter discusses the economic, social, and cultural burden placed on recent immigrants from Africa and how that burden is placed disproportionately on women. 20 $3.20

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This chapter attempts to provide a framework for anti-racist social work in Canada. Beginning with an overview of the literature on racism in the context of social work, the chapter goes on to … 12 $1.92

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This chapter debunks the myth of the meritocracy, the idea that employers should simply seek out the most qualified applicant for the position. This practice still results in people of colour … 12 $1.20

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This chapter places racism and activism in Canada in a historical context, beginning with the account of Viola Desmond, a black woman who was arrested after sitting in the ‘white’s … ; ; ; 31 $3.10

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Many Canadians believe that, because of human rights protections and anti-hate speech legislation, racism in Canada is a thing of the past. This chapter explores the many ways in which millions … ; ; ; 25 $2.50

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In this Chapter: What is racism, and what are its roots? Do racism and other forms of social intolerance exist in Canada? How do various social theories explain the persistence of racism? What is … 24 $3.84

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OBJECTIVES Racial Inequality in Canada and Its Relation to Surveillance, Criminalization and Employment Imagining “White” Canada Racializing Canada The Limits to Official … ; ; 25 $2.50

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Mapping Racial Geographies of Violence on the Colonial Landscape 13 $1.30

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This chapter provides several personal stories of the experience of race and racism among students ant Canadian universities. ; ; 16 $1.60