Learning Resources

The following is a list of resources to help you learn more about the issues sorrounding race and racism in The United States of America and Canada.

These resources are separated into levels to allow for easy learning. With each stage the material becomes a bit more intense and heavy, but it’s through this learning that you will achieve a more complete understaning of race in Canada.

Level 1 - A Basic Overview

The history of race (PBS special) : https://youtu.be/CVxAlmAPHec

Why Europeans enslaved Africans: https://youtu.be/opUDFaqNgXc

Uncomfortable Conversations with A Black Man Episode 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8jUA7JBkF4

Uncomfortable Conversations with A Black Man Episode 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwiY4i8xWIc&feature=youtu.be

Uncomfortable Conversations with A Black Man Episode 3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xfo1XJDJKSU

“The Doll Test”: https://youtu.be/QRZPw-9sJtQ

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Police): https://youtu.be/WeIcWyQ0MP4

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Confederacy): https://youtu.be/J5b_-TZwQ0I

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (Sheriffs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_kak7kAdNw 

Talking About Race | National Museum of African American History and Culture:

Canadian Museum for Human Rights:

Ted Talk: What it Takes to be Racially Literate:

Ted Talk: What Prosecutors & Incarcerated People Can Learn from Each Other:

Talk to Kids about Race:

Explaining ”Jim Crow”:

Netflix series “Explained”:
Season 1 The Racial Wealth Gap
Season 2 Pirates

John Leguizamo’s Latin History for Dummies
Kevin Hart’s Guide to Black History

Level 2 - A Deeper Look

White Privilege: What Is White Privilege, Really? | Teaching Tolerance:

White Rage:

White Fragility:

Book: They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the America South

CNN talking about the public education system failing us for race education today:

African “Discovery” of America:

How Dave Chappelle Schooled White Woman On ‘Police Brutality’ – CH News:

Level 3 - A More Complete Understanding


Brown Eyes Blue Eyes Racism Experiment Children Session by Jane Elliott:
https://youtu.be/ebPoSMULI5U (Oprah 1992 episode)

*How Can We Win:



Full Episode: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part 1) | OWN Spotlight | Oprah:

Full Episode: Where Do We Go From Here? (Part 2) | OWN Spotlight | Oprah:

A Bibliography Of Works Related To Racism In Canada

Blackhouse, Constance. Colour-Coded:  A Legal History of Racism in Canada, 1900 – 1950. Toronto: The Osgoode Society, 1999.

Bolaria, Singh, and Peter Li. Racial Oppression in Canada. Toronto: Garamond Press, 1988.

“Canada’s Slavery Secret: The Whitewashing of 200 Years of Enslavement.” In Ideas, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Juune 28 2018.

“The Canadian Encylopedia “. 2020. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/timeline/black-history.

Cho, Hyuk. “”We Are Not Alone’: Historical Journey of the United Church of Canada’s Response to Become an Intercultural Church.” International Review of Mission 100, no. 392 (April 2011): 48-61.

Cole, Desmond. The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistence and Power. Toronto: Doubleday Canada, 2020.

Cracking Open White Identity Towards Transformation. Toronto: The Canadian Council of Churches, 2012.

Godley, Jenny. “Everyday Discrimination in Canada: Prevalence and Patterns.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 43, no. 2 (2018): 111-42.

Hogarth, Kathy, and Wendy L Fletcher. A Space for Race:  Decoding Racism, Multiculturalism, and Post Colonialism in the Quest for Belonging in Canada and Beyond. New York: Oxford Press, 2018.

Kawuki-Mukasa, Issac. The United Church of Canada’s Policy against Racism:  Constructing a Theology of Inclusion. Toronto School of Theology (Toronto: 2005).

Lee, Sang Chul. “Canada’s Cultural Mosai.” Mandate, 1898, 2.

Mensah, Joseph. Black Canadians:  History, Experience, Social Conditions. Winnipeg: Fernwood Publishing, 2010.

Mugoli, Samba. “Wilbur Howard and the White Church.” The United Church Observer, November, 2018.

“That All May Be One”, Policy Statement on Anti-Racism.” Paper presented at the 37th General Council of The United Church of Canada, Toronto, 2000.

Walcott, Rinaldo. Black Like Who” Writings-Black-Canada. London, Ontarip: Insomniac Press, 2018.

Whitfield, Henry Amani. “Slavery in English Nova Soctia, 1750-1819.” Journal of the Real Nova Scotia  Historical Society  (2010): 13-23.

Winks, Robin W. The Blacks in Canada:  A History. Montreal: McGill-Queens’s University Press, 2012.