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Asian American Activism Stirring: Against The Current vol. 91
Kurashige, Scott
For a brief but wonderful moment in 2000, the Ralph Nader/Winona LaDuke Presidential campaign drew widespread public attention to its central theme of restoring democracy by challenging corporate powe...
Blood and Belonging: Journey into the New Nationalism
Ignatieff, Michael
Essays on nationalism in Serbia, Croatia, Germany, Ukraine, Quebec, Kurdistan, and Northern Ireland.
Born in Bradford
Malik, Kenan
Multiculturalism transformed the character of antiracism. By the mid-1980s the focus of antiracist protest in Bradford had shifted from political issues, such as policing and immigration, to religious...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace: A Course for Workers
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
With the ultimate aim of combatting racism within the labour movement, the Cross Cultural Communication Centre, under the auspices of the Humber Collage for Labour Studies, ran a ten-week, 30 hour pil...
Combatting Racism in the Workplace Readings Kit
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Readings and case studies on fighting racism.
Common Sense for Hard Times: The Power of the Powerless to Cope with Everyday life and Transform Society in The Nineteen Seventies
Brecher, Jeremy; Costello, Tim
Presents a vision of society as it is and as it could be. Putting the problems of contemporary daily life in historical perspective, it reveals that they have their roots in the way our society is org...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Consider the Nation and other sacred cows of the Left
Hayford, Alison
Groups of people who share whatever it is that makes a nation don't always live in neat spatial clusters, with a given territory containing all those people who are alike and none who are different. C...
David Roediger's Working Toward Whiteness: Against The Current vol. 125
Poitevin, René Francisco
A disturbing aftermath of the pro-immigrant demonstrations recently held in dozens of cities across the United States, besides the obvious anti-immigrant backlash, has been the increase in Black/Brown...
Devolutionary Notes
Zwerin, Michael
Ethnic Conflicts in Nicaragua
Vandermeer, John; Bradford, David
WITH LITTLE INTERNATIONAL notice, the winds of war are picking up on the eastern seaboard of Nicaragua. This time, however, it will not be a clear class-warfare case with a popular revolution struggli...
Ethnocultural Directory of Canada 1990: Repertoire Ethnoculturel du Canada
Bathalon, Real, Lemieux, Nathalie
A listing of 240 Canadian organizations (157 from Quebec) with descriptions, in English and French, of their objectives, services, activities and publications.
Halsted Street
Friberg, Conrad
WFPL Documentary portraying the various ethnic groups along Chicago’s Halsted Street.
How 'diversity' breeds division
Mirza, Munira
Diversity training is supposed to help 'promote good relations' between different ethnic groups and capitalise on workforce diversity. However, there is warranted scepticism about whether such trainin...
If I Am Not For Myself: Journey of an Anti-Zionist Jew
Marqusee, Mike
In a journey through family memory and leftwing history, Marqusee introduces us to Jewish heretics and heroes. In proudly reclaiming the Jewish radical tradition, he reminds us that cultures are not t...
In Defence of Diversity
Malik, Kenan
An essay on immigration.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume One: Racial Oppression and Social Control
Allen, Theodore W
One of the great contributions of Allen's study is a complete debunking of the myth that race and skin colour are the same thing.
The Invention of the White Race: Volume Two: The Origin of Racial Oppression in Anglo-America
Allen, Theodore W.
Argues that the propertyless classes in continental Anglo-American and United States society have been recruited into the "intermediate buffer control stratum" (the so-called "middle class") through a...
Israeli Ads Warn Against Marrying Non-Jews: "Lost" American Youth Urged to Come to Israel
Cook, Jonathan
The Israeli government has launched a television and internet advertising campaign urging Israelis to inform on Jewish friends and relatives abroad who may be in danger of marrying non-Jews.
Jews Are Not an Equity-Seeking Group
Kunin, Jason
Anti-Semitism, pervasive and deadly only a couple generations ago, is no longer a form of oppression. Jews are not currently oppressed on the basis of Jewish identity alone. Measured in terms of socia...
The Marxists and the Jewish Question: The History of a Debate 1843 - 1943
Traverso, Enzo (translated by Bernard Gibbons)
Covers the difficult history of European Marxists' efforts to comprehend what "The Jewish Question" was about. The assumption that Jewish life and religion were a historical anachronism, something tha...
The Migrations of Roma in the European Union: An Ethnic Minority as the Sport of European Politics
Kropp, Manuela; Striethorst, Anna
France is sending Roma back to Romania, Roma are "voluntarily" leaving the country to go to Macedonia, Czech Roma are seeking asylum in Canada -- these headlines of recent years have repeatedly drawn ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - February 12, 2017: Race and Class
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Class conflict - first and foremost, the relationship between the capitalist class and the working class -- is the fundamental contradiction that defines capitalist society. Class is a reality which s...
Race and Politics: Indonesia's Ethnic Conflicts
Miah, Malik
IF YOU READ only the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, or watched CNN, your view of the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia with its 210 million people, would be of Muslims (ni...
Race Obsession harms those it is meant to help
Malik, Kenan
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...
Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada
Bissoondath, Neil
Since he immigrated to Canada, Neil Bissoondath has consistently refused the role of the ethnic, and sought to avoid the burden of hyphenation - a burden that would label him as an East Indian-Trinida...
The State of Asian America: Activism and Resistance in the 1990s
Aguilar-San Juan, Karin
Aguilar-San Juan offers a complex understanding of race and racial identity, and a critique of the narrow identity politics -- defined as "ethnic consciousness". She writes, "Identity politics -- whil...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Malik makes the case that most anti-racists accept the belief, also held by racialists and outright racists, that differences between groups are of great importance. While racialists attribute the dif...
Towards the Abolition of Whiteness
Roediger, David
Roediger's genda is to show how race consciousness among whites needs to be fought so that the working class can be brought to an emancipatory agenda.
Triple Jeopardy and the Struggle: Against The Current vol. 134
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Being bi- and female in the Asian movement also means putting in double, triple, quadruple time. The Third World Women’s Alliance, an offshoot of the Black Women’s Liberation Committee of the Student ...
The Wages of Whiteness: Race and the Making of the American Working Class
Roediger, David
A book that has reoriented how historians look at the American working class.
World Minorities
Ashworth, Georgina (ed.); O'Brien, Conor Cruise (preface)
An account "of the plight today and the problems of some of the world's oppressed minorities". ...

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Arusha Cross-Cultural Centre
Stimulate reflection and action by Canadians to promote equitable development of peoples at home and abroad, and communication and understanding among people of different cultures.
Conseil Canadien pour les Refugies
To promote refugee rights and settlement services and to provide networking and educational opportunities for non-profit organizations.
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Urban Alliance on Race Relations
Identify and analyze patterns of racial discrimination in Canadian institutions and systems and to act as an advocate for racial minorities in overcoming these barriers.
Woodgreen Community Centre
Committed to a comprehensive community approach to enhance the quality of life and self-determination for all people of East Toronto.

Sources Experts & Spokespersons

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Ethnic Groups - CIA World Factbook
An ordered listing of ethnic groups starting with the largest and normally includes the percent of total population.
Ethnic issues in Japan
Details the various racial minorities within the Japanese population, as well as historical and recent issues faced by these groups.
Genes of Most Ashkenazi Jews Trace Back To Indigenous Europe, Not Middle East
Mientka, Matthew
A genetic study of Ashkenazi Jews shows a "whiter" heritage drawn more from prehistoric Europe than from the Levant, home to the modern state of Israel.
If you're a new Canadian, 'you go to university'
Variety of social factors cause first-and second-generation Canadians to attend university far in excess of non-immigrant children
Church, Elizabeth
An investigation into the factors that contribute to the very high university attendance rate for second generation immigrants and first generation immigrants who came to Canada as children as reporte...
Lists of people by nationality
Wikipedia article
There are a variety of articles listing people of a particular nationality. People on these lists should be notable in some way and should ideally have articles of their own.
Wikipedia article
Nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. Nationality affords the state jurisdiction over the person and affords the person the protection of the state. What these rights a...
The unrecognised truth behind that 'spontaneous' Belfast riot
Violence was planned by manipulative, self-interested individuals
McDonald, Henry
An analysis of sectarian violence in Belfast between the loyalists and republicans and the international media coverage of this violence, which often frames it as political.

From the Connexions Archives

Ethnocultural Directory Of Quebec 1986
Periodical profile published 1986
Serial Publication (Periodical)