Racism in the Canadian University: Demanding Social Justice, Inclusion, and Equity
The mission statements and recruitment campaigns for modern Canadian universities promote diverse and enlightened communities. Racism in the Canadian University questions this idea by examining the ways in which the institutional culture of the academy privileges Whiteness and Anglo-Eurocentric ways of knowing. Often denied and dismissed in practice as well as policy, the various forms of racism still persist in the academy. This collection, informed by critical theory, personal experience, and empirical research, scrutinizes both historical and contemporary manifestations of racism in Canadian academic institutions, finding in these communities a deep rift between how racism is imagined and how it is lived.
With equal emphasis on scholarship and personal perspectives, Racism in the Canadian University is an important look at how racial minority faculty and students continue to engage in a daily struggle for safe, inclusive spaces in classrooms and among peers, colleagues, and administrators.
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- Page Count: 192 pages
- Dimensions: 6.0in x 0.6in x 9.0in
Reviews‘Frances Henry and Carol Tator have compiled and edited a pioneering book that is an accessible read for both undergraduate and graduate students.... Given Canada's growing diversity, this is a timely book as it aims to transform Canadian universities to better reflect this diversity. ’
Maria Wallis, Canadian Ethnic Studies; vol 41:1-2:2009
'Racism in the Canadian University exposes and critiques the prevalence of institutional racism in Canadian universities and the equally prevalent denial of its existence. Anti-racist scholars in general and racialized academics in particular will welcome the authenticity of the narratives and the soundness of the scholarship. This book should be required reading for all university administrators, from heads of departments to university presidents.'
Joy Mighty, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen's University
Frances Henry is a Professor Emerita, York University. She is one of Canada's leading experts in the study of racism and anti-racism, specializing in Caribbean anthropology.
Carol Tator is Course Director in the Department of Anthropology at York University.
Table of contents
Introduction: Racism in the Canadian University Frances Henry and Carol Tator
Theoretical Perspectives and Manifestations of Racism in the Academy Frances Henry and Carol Tator
Now You See Them, How You See Them: Women of Colour in Canadian Academia Audrey Kobayashi
Doing Academia Differently': Confronting 'Whiteness' in the University Patricia Monture
Caribbean Students in the Canadian Academy: We've Come a Long Way? Camille Hernandez-Ramdwar
It Will Happen Without Putting in Place Special Measures": Racially Diversifying Universities Carl E. James
On the Effectiveness of Anti-Racist Policies in Canadian Universities: Issues of Implementation of Policies by Senior Administration Enkashi Dua
Epilogue Frances Henry and Carol Tator
Subjects and Courses