The Colour Of Democracy: Racism in Canadian Society

Paperback | June 25, 2009

byFrances Henry, Carol Tator

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The Colour of Democracy is the only text in Canada to examine institutionalized racism rather than focus on ethnicity alone. Institutionalized racism is the theory that racist attitudes are embedded in the policies and practices of many Canadian institutions, including government, media, education, the justice system, and employment. This book examines each of these areas and more, discussing why racism continues to exist despite society's best intentions and exploring how Canadian society has responded to the issue. The Colour of Democracy provides an in-depth analysis of racism by investigating (1) how dominant group values and ideologies affect the development and maintenance of inequitable socio-economic systems and structures in Canada; (2) racism's manifestations in the public sector and voluntary organizations; (3) the reasons for racism's continuation; and (4) the ways in which Canadian society has responded to racism.

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The Colour of Democracy is the only text in Canada to examine institutionalized racism rather than focus on ethnicity alone. Institutionalized racism is the theory that racist attitudes are embedded in the policies and practices of many Canadian institutions, including government, media, education, the justice system, and employment. T...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:432 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.88 inPublished:June 25, 2009Publisher:Nelson College IndigenousLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0176501037

ISBN - 13:9780176501037

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Table of Contents

Part One: Perspectives on RacismChapter 1: The Ideology of Racism Chapter 2: Theoretical Perspectives Chapter 3: Racism in Canadian History Chapter 4: Racism and Indigenous Peoples Part Two: Racism in Canadian Public-Sector OrganizationsChapter 5: Racism and the Justice SystemChapter 6: Racism and PolicingChapter 7: Racism and Human-Service DeliveryPart Three: Racism in Educational and Cultural OrganizationsChapter 8: Racism in Canadian EducationChapter 9: Racism in Arts and CultureChapter 10: Racism in the MediaChapter 11: Racism in SportsPart Four: The Impact of Democratic Racism on Canadian Institutions and Culture Chapter 12: State Responses to Racism in Canada Chapter 13: Organizational Resistance to Anti-Racism Chapter 14: The Paradox of Democratic Racism