Discrimination

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Ageism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Also called age discrimination, it is stereotyping of and discrimination against individuals or groups because of their age.
Alternative Press Annual 1984, The
Case, Patricia (ed)
Book
Angels of the Workplace: Women and the Construction of Gender Relations in the Canadian Clothing Industry, 1890-1940
Steedman, Mercedes
Book
1997
Examines how the intricate weaving together of the meanings of class, gender, ethnicity, family, and the workplace created a job ghetto for women. Detailing the disparities between men and women in te...
Art and Sexual Politics: Why Have There No Great Women Artists?
Hess, Thomas B.; Baker, Elizabeth C.
Book
1973
Examines cultural and ideological biases about female artists
Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
Canada's Fighting Seniors
Gifford, C.G.
Book
1990
A look at the growth of a senior's movement in Canada in the 1980s.
Canadian Feminism And The Law: The Women's Legal Education and Action Fund and the Pursuit of Equality
Razack, Sherene
Book
1991
The author gives a fascinating and informative look at the efforts of the Legal Education and Action Fund, a Feminist-Activist organization for the struggle to effect an egalitarian society through Ch...
The 'Civic Death' of Dominicans of Haitian Descent
Mendes-Franco, Janine
Article
2015
Imagine being born in a country and then being told you have no rights as a citizen; that you're not wanted there. That is exactly what has been happening to Dominicans of Haitian descent.
Clinton Manipulates Language of Intersectionality to Preserve Support from Minority Voters
Chibber, Vivek; Kalek, Rania; Gosztola, Kevin
Article
2016
The presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton has been a master class in how to divorce economic issues from issues of race and gender by pushing the language of "intersectionality," which enables the ...
Combatting Caste: New Internationalist July 2005
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2005
A look at the caste system in South Asia and Africa. Discussion of the Dalit system in India.
Combatting Racism in the Workplace: A Course for Workers
Thomas, Barb; Novogrodsky, Charles
Book
1983
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...
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
Book
1976
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: Volume 3, Number 5 - September 1978
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1978
Connexions: Volume 7, Number 1 - March 1982
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1982
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Defiance with Freedom in Mind
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1994
The case for civil disobedience.
Democracy for the Few
Parenti, Michael
Book
1988
How does the U.S. political system work and for what purpose? What are the major forces shaping political life and how do they operate? Who governs in the United States? Who gets what, when, how, and ...
Detecting Prejudice
Article
1978
This handbook was designed by teachers and students for use at the senior elementary and junior secondary level.
Diaspora Jews Must Speak Out: Law in the Service of Discrimination
Bahour, Sam
Article
2013
No democracy, in today’s world, should have the “right” to speak for persons who are not its citizens, live thousands of miles away, and have not given their direct consent to be spoken for or “repres...
Double Standard: The Secret History of Canadian Immigration
Whitaker, Reg
Book
1987
A focused examination of the right-wing political bias and dishonesty that has charecterized Canada's post-war immigration and refugee policies. Policies were profoundly influenced by the Cold War. Th...
Education gap divides Jerusalem
Article
2009
A recent report by an Israeli non-governmental organisation says 5,000 Palestinian children in East Jerusalem will not be able to attend classes this year because there are not enough classrooms.
Feeling Racism
Trimble, Charles
Article
2009
I have found that when a person has faced racism and discrimination, he can never forget it, it stays with him always. Seeing my mother treated with such disrespect and rudeness, only because of her r...
Female Well-Being: Toward a global theory of social change
Billson, Janet Mancini; Fluehr-Lobban, Carolyn (eds.)
Book
2005
Filtering People: Understanding and Confronting Our Prejudices
Cole, Jim (with a foreword by Archbishop Desmond Tutu)
Book
1990
A tool for workshops, courses and personal reflection to identify our prejudices and learn how to overcome them so that we can see each other as we are in all our diversity.
Gandhi's Truth: On the origins of militant nonviolence
Erikson, Erik H.
Book
1969
An examination of the life, vision, and actions of Mohandas Gandhi.
Gay Marriage Yes!: Against The Current vol. 110
The Editors
Article
2004
Any doubts about the meaning of the struggle for the right of gay and lesbian marriage should have disappeared forever when Mayor Gavin Newsom of San Francisco opened the marriage bureau at city hall ...
Getting the Balance Right: Gender Equality in Journalism
Article
2009
Gender equality in journalism.
A History of the Jews - Ancient and Modern
Halevi, Ilan
Book
1987
Starting from a political interpretation of the period when judges, kings and prophets held sway over Israel and Judah, Ilan Halevi traces the evolution of the Jewish identity through its numerous sta...
Hospital pays compensation over 'racism' death
McVeigh, Karen
Article
2010
Harinder Veriah's death helped to expose an ugly truth in Hong Kong: that racism is a serious problem. A report "Hong Kong's big dirty little secret" acknowledged that racism was so ingrained that der...
How People Get Power: Organizing Oppressed Communities for Action
Kahn, Si
Book
1970
A book about community organizing, written for organizers.
Immigration and Racial Bias
Miah, Malik
Unclassified
2013
The immigrant debate, once again at the center of U.S. politics, was accelerated by the success of president Obama winning more than 70% of the Latino and Asian vote in the 2012 elections. Republican ...
India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse
Prabhu, Maya
Article
2016
From hospital wards to skinning fields, India's Dalit cattle skinners share stories of abuse and fears for their future.
The Invisible Empire: Racism in Canada
Cannon, Margaret
Book
1995
Cannon asks how can a tolerant nation like Canada be racist? Several incidents are documented in regard to minorities, employment, the justice system, and immigrants from Third World countries.
Is Israel an Apartheid State?: Rhetoric or Reality? Summary of a Legal Study by the Human Sciences Research council of South Africa
Article
2010
Do Israel's practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?
Israel/Palestine: Resources for peace, justice, and human rights
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Website
2006
A selection of resources for those looking for a solution to the situation in Isreal/Palestine based on peace, justice, and human rights.
Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide
White, Ben
Book
2009
A readable introduction to the history and practice of apartheid in Israel.
Israel's approved ethnic cleansing
Herman, Edward S.
Article
2001
Israel's treatment of the Palestinians has always presented a moral problem to the West, as that treatment has violated every law and moral standard on the books.
Israel's School Apartheid Highlighted By Court Case
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
Instances of Arab children being denied places at kindergartens and junior schools have become more common in recent years. Now, an Arab couple whose daughter was expelled from an Israeli daycare cent...
Israel's Struggle Within: Against The Current vol. 113
Finkel, David
Article
2004
ATC interviews Uri Davis.
I've changed my mind on the gay cake row. Here's why
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2016
Like most gay and equality campaigners, I initially condemned the Christian-run Ashers Bakery in Belfast over its refusal to produce a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan for a gay customer, Gareth Le...
Jai Bhim Comrade
Patwardhan, Anand
Film/Video
2011
India’s Dalit (oppressed) castes were abhorred as “untouchables”. The film, shot over 14 years follows the music of protest of Maharashtra's Dalits. In an age of increasing bigotry and superstition, i...
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
Book
1973
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
Looking at Israel from the other side: Book Review
Garfinkle, Miriam
Article
2006
A review of two books: Sharon and My Mother-in-Law: Ramallah Diaries, by Suad Amiry, and The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide.
The Los Angeles Bus Riders Union
Miller, Scott
Article
1997
The Bus Riders Union began as an outgrowth of the Labor/Community Strategy Center's "Equity in Transportation Project," a policy analysis group which to study the transportation problems of the urban ...
The Making of Jericho Road: Against The Current vol. 132
Williams, Charles
Article
2008
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.
Malcolm X Speaks
X. Malcolm; edited and with prefatory notes by George Breitman
Book
1965
A series of speeches, seminars and press conferences given by Malcolm X during the last years of his life in 1964 and early 1965.
Move along
Acoose, Janice
Article
A personal story of racism.
The Movement Comes to Jena: Against The Current vol. 131
Dubinsky, Joanna
Article
2007
The humid air felt electric as the sun ascended over the hundreds of buses idling a 20-mile stretch of Louisiana Route 49, the gateway to the rural hometown of the Jena 6. It was 6 AM, September 20, 2...
Neo-Racism in the Southwest: The (Mis)education of the Coming Majority
Mariscal, Jorge
Article
2012
What is taking place in southern Arizona deserves our attention as the most fanatical episode in the war against public education.
Obama and "I Have a Dream" in 2008: Against The Current vol. 132
Miah, Malik
Article
2008
As we enter the 2008 presidential election, it is noteworthy that Illinois Senator Barack Obama is still a serious contender for the Democratic Party nomination. I say “noteworthy” because his campaig...
Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid?: A re-assessment of Israel's practicies in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law
The Middle East Project, Democracy and Governance Program
Article
2009
A study of the Israel-Palestine situation from the standpoint of international law.
The Other Side of Israel: My Journey Across the Jewish/Arab Divide
Nathan, Susan
Book
2005
Explores the unequal treatment of Palestinians living in Israel as "citizens", but as second-class citizens in a theocratic state that discriminates against Arabs in many ways.
People of Color Talk is Cheap
Podur, Justin
Article
2005
A concept like ‘People of Color’, which obscures privilege and hierarchy within the racial system itself, can often make work harder for antiracists.
The Police and Court System: Neoliberal America's Tax Collectors
Platt, Brian
Article
2015
The criminal justice system has increasingly become the preferred way to fund city governments in the modern neoliberal nightmare that is the United States. The police target the poor for petty infrac...
Race and Class: The Wealth Gap: Against The Current vol. 88
Miah, Malik
Article
2000
Politicians and government officials point to the historic low unemployment level in the Black community as signs of a strong economy and a future where whites and African Americans will finally have ...
Race and Class: What the Jena 6 Case Shows: Against The Current vol. 131
Miah, Malik
Article
2007
Some 50,000 people converged on the small Louisiana town of Jena on September 20. The protest shook up not only the two-stoplight town but sent a loud siren across the country. The 85% white populatio...
Racism and Cultural Discrimination in B.C.
British Columbia Taskforce on Racism
Slide Show
Racism and Structural Solutions: Against The Current vol. 135
McCarthy, Michael A.
Article
2008
When Barack Obama raised the specter of race in a March 18 speech that went far beyond what one would expect from the Democratic Party, some of us on the left were hopeful. Since the 1970s, race-speec...
Racist Outrage at UMass-Amherst: Against The Current vol. 114
Napalitano, Jeffrey; Leiblum, Mishy; Sered, Barak; Luce, Stephanie
Article
2005
Over the past decade, students around the country have fought a conservative backlash on college campuses that has sought to reverse many gains won in the 1970s and 1980s. Along with attacks on labor...
Racist Undercurrents in the "War on Terror": Against The Current vol. 125
Miah, Malik
Article
2006
Although it is rarely mentioned in the so-called war on terrorism, racism is an undercurrent in every action and decision taken by the Bush-Cheney government. It is a dangerous element that has long-...
Racist Universities?: New Rules Favor Former IDF Soldiers
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2010
Measures designed to benefit Jewish school-leavers applying for places in Israeli higher education at the cost of their Arab counterparts have been criticised by lawyers and human rights groups.
Radical Digressions 6
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2009
Radical Perspectives on the Economic Crisis of Monopoly Capitalism
URPE/PEA Teach-In/Teach-Out Pamphlet Collective
Book
1975
A popular education pamphlet on the economic crises of monopoly capitalism.
Red Emma Speaks: Selected Writings and Speeches by Emma Goldman
Goldman, Emma (edited by Shulman, Alix Kates)
Book
1972
A collection of essays which provide a comprehensive view of Emma Goldman's theories and beliefs.
Religion and the Rise of Labor and Black Detroit: Against The Current vol. 134
Higbee, Mark
Article
2008
Historians and other scholars have given Detroit plentiful attention, including some very important books, yet in this vital new study Angela Dillard manages to approach the Motor City’s past in sever...
A Reply to B'nai Brith's Manifesto Denouncing CUPE-Ontario's Boycott of Israel
Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid
Article
2006
Why supporting the global campaign of boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israeli apartheid is the right thing to do.
Resistance to Reporting on Discrimination in Israel
Sheen, David
Article
2013
To date, I have published over a hundred reports about anti-African racism in Israel. Some of these stories have been widely circulated, including a 10-minute video released last month that has been s...
The Return of Debtors' Prisons: Reservations for the Poor
Breyman, Steve
Article
2010
Nearly a quarter of the people spending time behind bars on Riker’s Island in 2008 - one in four inmates - were there because they didn’t have the money to pay bail on a misdemeanor charge. These unfo...
Rev. Edward Pinkney Imprisoned: Against The Current vol. 136
Pinkney, Dorothy
Article
2008
The corruption and deceitfulness continues in the Berrien County, Michigan courthouse. My husband, Reverend Edward Pinkney, leader of Black Autonomy Network Community Organization (BANCO) was convicte...
Review: Political War Over Palestine: Against The Current vol. 131
Finkel, David
Article
2007
It has become impossible to review titles like these, or discuss the issues they raise, without reference to the rise of an exceptionally vicious campaign against critical activist voices and academic...
Rights and Realities: Discrimination and the Gay Women and Men of British Columbia
Article
1981
This brief investigates the prospect of extending legislative protection to include the human rights of gay women and men in British Columbia.
Rights on Condition: Association for Civil Rights in Israel State of Human Rights Report 2009
Article
2009
In Israel, the entire spectrum of rights is dependent on what we say or believe, what ethnic group we belong to, how much money we have, and more.
Selfish Activism or Equal Rights for All?
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1993
The separatist agendas of women, gays, black and disabled activists are divisive, and undermine the campaign for equality.
SNCC: The New Abolitionists
Zinn, Howard
Book
1964
An account of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).
State-Sponsored Violence Against Women: Against The Current vol. 121
Cervera, Julia Perez
Article
2006
The words of Latin American women continue to have no value to those who legislate, govern and administer justice. The permissiveness and omissions of state laws, institutions and functionaries in res...
Strange Fruit: Why Both Sides Are Wrong in the Race Debate
Malik, Kenan
Book
2008
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...
Time for Civil Disobedience
Tatchell, Peter
Article
1990
The lesbian and gay movement should be committed to a strategy of non-violent civil disobedience to force the repeal of Britain's discriminatory anti-homosexual laws.
Too Damn Old!
Meister, Dick
Article
2009
Ageism can strike anyone once they reach a certain age -- sometimes as early as 40 -- and it can make the victim feel unwanted, unneeded and oppressed.
Toronto's Poor: A Rebellious History
Palmer, Bryan D.; Heroux, Gaetan
Book
2016
Toronto’s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people’s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food an...
Uncivil Obedience: The Tactics and Tales of a Democratic Agitator
Borovoy, A. Alan
Book
1991
How to push for social change without breaking the law.
Victims of the European revolutions
Djuric, Rajko
Article
1991
European gypsy communities have historically been, and remain, the most marginalized social group.
What Is a Liberal to Do?
Spritzler, John
Article
2008
Seventy percent of African-American voters in California voted for Proposition 8 to ban same-sex marriage. Liberals, however, say that opposing same-sex marriage is a form of bigotry no better than th...
When in Doubt, Do Both: The Times of My Life
Macpherson, Kay
Book
1994
Macpherson chronicles the stirrings that led to the modern women's movement in Canada, including the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1967.
The Whistleblower's Tale: How Jeffrey Sterling Took on the CIA — and Lost Everything
Maass, Peter
Unclassified
A CIA officer has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for whistleblowing and filing lawsuits of racial discrimination against the CIA. This is a story of a man who was beaten down and stood back up j...
Why Israel?
Kunin, Jason
Article
2007
A routine strategy of Israel's defenders is to continually redirect attention to the human rights failings of countries hostile to Israel, or to catastrophes like Darfur that are used to argue the ong...
Why Israeli Anti-Zionists do NOT 'recognize the right of the State of Israel to exist as a Jewish state'
Lowi, Henry
Article
2007
States that define themselves with reference to the domination of one ethnic group cannot claim legitimacy.
Women and Global Capitalism: Against The Current vol. 85
Dujon, Veronica
Article
2000
Women are affected in unique ways by current forms of global economic integration. Their experiences, concerns and needs must be a central part of the groundwork for understanding and transforming thi...
Women Organizing for Change: Confronting the Crisis in Latin America
Book
1988
A series of articles which seek to examine the effects of recent profound economic, social and political crises of the part several years, particularly the effects of the crisis on the lives of women ...
World Bank: It's the Pits for the Poor: Against The Current vol. 87
Bond, Patrick
Article
2000
In early May, a National Reparations Conference opened by Njongonkulu Ndungane, the radical Archbishop of Cape Town who succeeded Desmond Tutu, resolved to demand that the World Bank and International...

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Alternative Information Center
A Palestinian-Israeli organization which disseminates information, research and political analysis on Palestinian and Israeli societies as well as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, while promoting coo...
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.
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
To facilitate research on social and economic issues facing Canada and to promote alternatives for business and government.
Centre for Social Justice
The CSJ conducts research, educates and advocates to narrow the gap in income, wealth and power and enhance peace and human security. It does this by bringing together academics, labour unions, faith...
Citizens for Public Justice
CPJ is a national organization promoting justice in Canadian public affairs, responding politically to God's call for love toward our neighbour and responsibility for our environment. We use research,...
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Connexions provides information and services for advocacy groups, voluntary and non-profit organizations, and individuals, who are working for social and economic justice, environmental responsibility...
Gray Panthers
Working to create a humane society that puts the needs of people over profits, responsibility over power, and democracy over institutions. Values: Honoring Maturity: The concept of aging takes into ...
Lesbian and Gay Archivist
To acquire, preserve and provide public service for material in any medium relating to lesbians and gays, with an emphasis on Canada, but in the context of events worldwide.
Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants
A coalition of 133 community-based immigrant and refugee service agencies located throughout the province of Ontario.
Organization for Women's Liberation - Iran
Organisation for Women's Liberation (OWL) was built on 14th December 2002 in direct response to the growing women's movement in Iran for equality and liberation The contemporary history of women's mov...
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Redlining
Sources Select Resources Encyclopedia
Redlining is the practice of denying, or increasing the cost of services such as banking, insurance, access to jobs, access to health care, or even supermarkets to residents in certain, often racially...
Southwest Airlines kicks Muslim off a plane for saying 'inshallah', meaning 'God willing' in Arabic
Revesz, Rachael
2016
A Muslim man was told to leave a Southwest Airlines flight after another passenger overheard him speaking Arabic on his mobile phone.
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance
Sources News Release
2009
23 IFEX members and other organisations raise concerns about proposed mechanisms to combat racial and religious intolerance.