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Connexions Archive seeks a new home
2009-11-18
Connexions Information Sharing Services
The Connexions Archive, a Toronto-based library dedicated to preserving the history of grassroots movements for social change, needs a new home.
Memory as Resistance: Grassroots Archives and the Battle of Memory
2012-11-02
Connexions Archive
CONNEXIONS and Beit Zatoun are spotlighting grassroots archives this November with an open house and networking event November 24, a talk and discussion November 27, and an exhibit (November 16-27).
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
2009-10-22
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.

Sources Select Resources

The Case for Grassroots Archives
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Grassroots archives play a valuable role in what has been called "the battle of memory". People's history projects such as grassroots archives preserve and share stories of resistance, hidden historie...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
English Defence League: new wave of extremists plotting summer of unrest
Growth of anti-Muslim group raises fears of street violence
Taylor, Matthew
Article
2010
The Guardian
A profile of the supporters and the protests of the English Defence League, a right wing anti-Islam group of mostly white, young British men, many of them mobilized through their soccer clubs.
Extremism goes mainstream
Across Europe far-right parties are gaining power by forming coalitions while liberals have failed to find a coherent response
Traynor, Ian
Article
2010
The Guardian
Right wing extremist parties that attempt to stir up racial and ethnic prejudices have been gaining support during the recession in Europe. In Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy liberals already form ...
Fifty years ago, Cassius Clay ‘shook up the world’ by winning the heavyweight title – and
Marqusee, Mike
Article
2014
Red Pepper
The victory of the underdog who became Muhammad Ali – and how it wasn't just sport's hierarchies that were rocked by it. On the night of February 25, 1964, the 22 year old Cassius Clay defeated the su...
Law Professor's Response to Black Lives Matter Shirt Complaint
Social Design Notes
Article
2016
Films For Action
A first year law school student wrote a complaint about her professor having worn a Black Lives Matter T-shirt during class. Here is the professor’s response.
Legislation on Chinese Indonesians
Article
2016
Wikipedia
An overview of Indonesia's anti-Chinese legislation throughout the country's history.
The Making of Jericho Road
Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
Against The Current
An interview with Michael Honey. The paperback edition of Michael Honey’s Going Down Jericho Road: The Memphis Strike, Martin Luther King’s Last Campaign is released this January 2008.
Malik, Kenan
Connexipedia Article
Article
Writer, lecturer and broadcaster. (Born 1962).
Nadir of American race relations
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The "nadir of American race relations" refers to the period in United States history from the end of Reconstruction through the early 20th century, when racism is deemed to have been worse than in any...
Political Correctness: Handle with Care
Street, Paul
Article
2016
CounterPunch
Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and ...
Race and Politics
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
Against the Current
THE MID-TERM NOVEMBER elections brought two surprises according to the pundits: the demise of Newt Gingrich and the likely survival of the Clinton presidency. A major reason for this striking turn of ...
Race and Politics: A Color-Blind America?
Miah, Malik
Article
1998
Against the Current
THROUGHOUT U.S. HISTORY “race” has been a major factor in all politics—beginning with the English occupation and the Westward drive of settlers to conquer and slaughter the native peoples. The justifi...
Race and Politics: Blacks in Corporate America
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
Against the Current
A Concern of old-line civil rights leaders is how to remain relevant to the vast majority of African Americans. Since the victories won by the civil rights movement led by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,...
Race from the 20th to the 21st Century: Multiculturalism or Emancipation?
San Juan, E. Jr.
Article
1999
Against the Current
WHEN I WAS first invited here for a talk three years ago, I had no idea what Pullman looked like. For me, as well as for many students of American history, Pullman was associated with Pullman, Illinoi...
Race Obsession harms those it is meant to help
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
Sunday Times
Ethnic monitoring does not just produce misleading data. The process of classification often creates the very problems it is supposed to solve. Local authorities have used ethnic categories not only a...
Racism in Asia
Article
2017
Wikipedia
Racism in Asia exists for similar reasons that racism elsewhere exists, with roots in events that have happened anywhere from thousands of years ago to the present.
Red Summer of 1919
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
Red Summer describes the bloody race riots that occurred in the United States during the summer and early autumn of 1919. In most instances, whites attacked African Americans in more than two dozen Am...
Review: Moving Beyond Black and White? - Book Review
Libretti, Tim
Article
1999
Against the Current
Beyond Black and White:Transforming African-American Politics by Manning Marable (New York: Verso, 1995). Paperback, $17.
Scott Walker's False Promise of Racial Unity
Fischer, Brendan
Article
2015
PRWatch
Scott Walker's solution for racial injustice? Ignore it. Acknowledging systemic problems like the documented wave of police killings of unarmed black men, or the racial wealth gap, or disparities in s...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Stand in the Schoolhouse Door
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The Stand in the Schoolhouse Door took place at Foster Auditorium at the University of Alabama on June 11, 1963. George Wallace, the Governor of Alabama, in a symbolic attempt to keep his inaugural pr...
Starbucks is a national joke: Why its #RaceTogether campaign is so self-righteous
Isquith, Elias; Reed, Adolph
Article
2015
Salon
University of Pennsylvania's Adolph Reed tells Salon why the corporation's new gambit is neoliberal self-parody
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
Article
2009
International Freedom of Expression Exchange
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.
What Does Science Tell Us About Race?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2015
Six points about the complex relation between scientific research and the reality of human group differences.
White League
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
The White League was a white paramilitary group started in 1874 that operated to turn Republicans out of office and intimidate freedmen from voting and political organizing. Its first chapter in Grant...
White nationalism
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Article
White nationalism is a political ideology which advocates a racial definition of national identity for white people, as opposed to multiculturalism, and a separate all-white nation state. White separa...
Why both sides are wrong in the race debate
Malik, Kenan
Article
2008
For all the talk about culture as fluid and changing, multiculturalism, no less than old-fashioned racism, invariably leads people to think of human groups in fixed terms.
Why do we still believe in race?
Malik, Kenan
Article
2007
Races are difficult to define and there are no objective rules for deciding what constitutes a race or to what race a person belongs. People can belong to many races at the same time.

Sources Bookshelf

A Paradise Built in Hell
The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster
Solnit, Rebecca
Book
2010
The most startling thing about disasters, according to Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearni...
Seeds of Fire
A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
Social Determinants of Health
Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
Book
2004
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.

Media

New Homes
Three editions: Greater Toronto, Southwestern Ontario, Eastern Ontario. Additional publication titled The Condo Guide GTA. Listings of new homes and condos. Some editorial content.

Government Ministries & Agencies

Department of Canadian Heritage
Amalgamation of certain programs from former Department of the Secretary of State, Parks Canada, Multiculturalism and Citizenship, Amateur Sport, and Communications Canada. Mandate is to ensure a stro...
Canadian Human Rights Commission
Administers the Canadian Human Rights Act and is responsible for ensuring compliance with the Employment Equity Act. Both laws ensure that the principles of equal opportunity and non-discrimination ar...
Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Committed to the elimination of racism and racial discrimination, the CRRF sheds light on the manifestations of racism; provides independent outspoken leadership, and acts as a resource and facilitato...


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