Anti-Black Racism and Anti-Racism Resources

The United Steelworkers union in Canada and the United States unequivocally condemns the racism and racist violence that has occurred in the last number of weeks on both sides of the border. 

Members, their families and their communities are hurting. Here in Canada, systemic racism continues to shape the lives of Black, Indigenous and people of colour of every age. 

As trade unionists, we cannot stay neutral – taking on racism and learning how to be stronger anti-racist advocates is both urgent and deeply necessary. Here is a Canadian resource guide. 

Read the USW's statement: USW Condemns Anti-Black Racism and Racist Violence

WATCH 

Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Unraveling the Interplay Between Diversity and Race in the Canadian Experience
LECTURE VIDEO – https://youtu.be/ijL_391Xw9g 

National Film Board of Canada
A series of videos and documentaries on anti-racism
https://www.nfb.ca/playlist/anti-racism-films/ 

Jill Andrew - MPP, Toronto-St.Paul's
Statement on anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism in Ontario
https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2951165568334191 


ARTICLES 

Desmond Cole
BLOG – https://thatsatruestory.wordpress.com 

Robin Maynard
It’s long-past time to talk about policing of Black women in Canada
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/contributors/2020/05/29/its-long-past-time-to-talk-about-policing-of-black-women-in-canada.html 

Canadian Education is Steeped in Anti-Black Racism
https://thewalrus.ca/canadian-education-is-steeped-in-anti-black-racism/ 

Shree Paradkar
Don’t like what I write? Work on dismantling the racist structures that benefit you, and make my job redundant
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/05/29/dont-like-what-i-write-work-on-dismantling-the-racist-structures-that-benefit-you-and-make-my-job-redundant.html 

‘What white privilege?’ ‘Why can’t you be more civil?’ Some FAQs about racism and answers you may find challenging
https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2020/06/03/what-white-privilege-why-cant-you-be-more-civil-some-faqs-about-racism-and-answers-you-may-find-challenging.html 

Olamide Olaniyan
An interview with Desmond Cole - ‘I Don’t Care if You’re Racist. I Care if You’re Hurting Me’
https://thetyee.ca/Culture/2020/02/14/Desmond-Cole-Skin-Were-In-Book-Black-Canadians/ 

Sandy Hudson
Defunding The Police Will Save Black And Indigenous Lives In Canada
https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/defund-police-canada-black-indigenous-lives_ca_5ed65eb2c5b6ccd7c56bdf7d 

Pam Palmater
Yes, Canada Has a Racism Crisis and It’s Killing Black and Indigenous Peoples
https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/yes-canada-has-a-racism-crisis-and-its-killing-black-and-indigenous-peoples 


DONATE, SUPPORT AND FOLLOW 

A Fund for Black-led Mental Health Supports
https://ca.gofundme.com/f/a-fund-for-blackled-mental-health-supports 

Black Health Alliance
http://blackhealthalliance.ca/ 

Black Legal Action Centre
https://www.blacklegalactioncentre.ca/ 

Black Women in Motion
https://blackwomeninmotion.org/ 

Nia Centre for the Arts Toronto
https://niacentre.org/ 

The GoFundMe for Regis’ family
https://ca.gofundme.com/f/justice-for-regis 

The Come Up (Edmonton)
https://www.yegthecomeup.com/ 

The GoFundMe for Toronto Protestors Bail Fund
https://www.gofundme.com/f/toronto-protestor-bail-fund 

Black Youth Helpline
https://blackyouth.ca/ 

Black Space Winnipeg
https://www.blackspacewpg.ca/ 

Unist'ot'en 2020 Legal Fund
https://actionnetwork.org/fundraising/unistoten2020legalfund/ 

Hogan’s Alley Society Vancouver
https://www.hogansalleysociety.org/ 

Black Lives Matter: Canadian Chapters
http://blacklivesmatter.ca – Toronto
https://www.facebook.com/blacklivesmattervancouver/ – Vancouver

Fight COVID-19 Racism
www.covidracism.ca 


BOOKS 

Desmond Cole
The Skin We’re In 

Robyn Maynard
Policing Black Lives 

Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware
Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada 

Grace-Edward Galabuzi
Canada’s Economic Apartheid: The Social Exclusion of Racialized Groups in the New Century 

Frances Henry and Carol Tator
Racial Profiling in Canada: Challenging the Myth of 'a Few Bad Apples' 

Idil Abdillahi and Rinaldo Walcott
BlackLife: Post-BLM and the Struggle for Freedom 

Rinaldo Walcott
Queer Returns: Essays on Multiculturalism, Diaspora, and Black Studies 

B. Denham Jolly
In the Black: My Life 

M. NourbeSe Philip
Blank: Essays and Interviews by M. NourbeSe Philip 

Ingrid R. G. Waldron
There’s Something In The Water

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