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Racism and Anti-Racism: Home

Books, videos and websites to help people learn about the forms of racism, about racial privilege, and what it means to be anti-racist.
book cover: Racism in Winnipeg compiled by Fernwood Publishing
book cover: Me and White Supremacy Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor by Layla F. Saad
book cover: Structures of indifference : an indigenous life and death in a Canadian city by Mary Jane McCallum and Adele Perry
book cover: How to be an antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
book cover: The Skin We're In by Desmond Cole

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This information guide shares resources to help begin to learn about racism and its forms and related topics such as White privilege. You will find suggestions of items to borrow from the Library, as well as a wide range of information available for free online. The guide is a continuous work-in-progress so check back for regular updates.

"Race is not about how you look, it is about how people assign meaning to how you look."

~ Robin D. G. Kelley, historian, quoted in The RACE Project

Some starting points

The Skin We're In: Pulling back the curtain on racism in Canada

Aamer Rahman (Fear of a Brown Planet) - Reverse Racism

Definitions & Concepts

The Difference Between Being "not racist" and antiracist - Ibram X. Kendi

Jay Smooth - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Discussing Race

Two Canadas: My story of generosity and systemic racism | Honourable Ahmed Hussen

Visit our Words Matter Info Guide

What systemic racism looks like in Canada

How to change systemic racism in Canada