Diversity

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Against multiculturalism
Malik, Kenan
Article
2002
Multiculturalism is an authoritarian, anti-human outlook. True political progress requires not recognition but action, not respect but questioning, not the invocation of the Thought Police but the for...
Bringing Diversity Home: Lakey, George
Article
1995
Diversity provides an opportunity for activist organizations to strengthen themselves. A lot depends on how it's done.
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Deep Diversity: Overcoming Us vs. Them
Choudhury, Shakil
Book
2015
Deep Diversity explores how the interactions with individuals different from us are strongly influenced by things happening below the radar of awareness. Choudhury argues that "us vs. them" is an unfo...
The dirty d-word
Malik, Kenan
Article
Diversity has become more than simply a way of describing the expansion of our experiences. It has also become a dogma about how we should live that has become as stultifying as old-fashioned racism -...
How 'diversity' breeds division
Mirza, Munira
Article
2004
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...
In Defence of Diversity
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
An essay on immigration.
Inclusion or exclusion
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2008
People who advocate a vision of distinct communities that speak different languages, keep apart from each other, and communicate with the structures of the larger society only through interpreters, ar...
Let Them Eat Diversity
Sunkara, Bhaskar
Article
2011
Alter Benn Michaels says that “'left neoliberals' are people who don’t understand themselves as neoliberals. They think that their commitments to anti-racism, to anti-sexism, to anti-homophobia consti...
Migration and Morality
Malik, Kenan
Article
2013
Paul Collier's book Exodus has been welcomed as a humane and rational intervention in an often toxic debate. It seems to tell us more about the character of the contemporary immigration debate than i...
Mistaken Identity
Malik, Kenan
Article
2008
Historically, antiracists challenged both the practice of racism and the process of racialisation; that is, both the practice of discriminating against people by virtue of their race and the insistenc...
Nature of Economies
Jacobs, Jane
Book
2000
Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planni...
The new language of diversity
Malik, Kenan
Article
2009
Racial talk today is as likely to come out of the mouths of liberal anti-racists as of reactionary racial scientists.
The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity
Baird, Vanesse
Book
An examination of the ways in which tolerance and hostility have manifested themselves throughout history, and in current attitudes toward sexual diversity.
Postcolonial Theory and the Specter of Capital
Chibber, Vivek
Book
2013
Against the thesis that Western subalterns are made of different stuff, Chibber argues that human beings are, at their core, not that different across contexts. The winds of history and culture may ch...
Radical Digressions 5
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2008
The Real Value of Diversity
Malik, Kenan
Article
2002
The real failure of multiculturalism is its failure to understand what is valuable about cultural diversity. There is nothing good in itself about diversity. It is important because it allows us to co...
Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multiculturalism in Canada
Bissoondath, Neil
Book
1994
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...
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...
The Survival of Education: Against The Current vol. 134
Olson, Peter
Article
2008
I remember reading Jonathan Kozol’s Savage Inequalities as a student activist, when becoming a teacher was an abstract and somewhat romanticized idea floating around my head. I was moved by the politi...
Their Multiculturalism and Ours
Tatchell, Peter
Article
2007
Reactionary interpretations of multiculturalism ignore, tolerate or excuse prejudice and abuse in the name of pluralism and diversity. They foster social division, moral confusion and double-standards...
Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political
Rebick, Judy
Book
2009
Rebick champions new ways of achieving political goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.
The Trouble with Diversity: How We Learned to Love Identity and Ignore Inequality
Michaels, Walter Benn
Book
2007
Argues that a focus on cultural diversity at the expense of economic equality has stunted resistance to neoliberalism.
The Uses of Disorder: Personal Identity and City Life
Sennett, Richard
Book
1970
An examination of the ways the modern city has failed, and an exploration of new modes of urban organization through which city life can become richer and more life-affirming.
What Is Wrong With Multiculturalism? [Part 1]
Malik, Kenan
Article
2012
Thoughts about iimmigration, identity, diversity and multiculturalism.
Whither Diversity?
Article
2007
We love race - we love identity - because we don't love class. That is, the upper income groups in society, including many liberals, prefer to believe that a fair and just society can be realized prim...
Why We Can Change the World
Stratman, Dave
Article
2000
Many good people support the "diversity" concept, because they see it as a way of building unity and respect for each other across cultural divides. But diversity is about "celebrating and respecting ...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism
Bennoune, Karima
Book
2013
Karima Bennoune interviews 300 people from 30 countries to report on a largely invisible group of people: Muslim opponents of fundamentalism. They remain largely invisible, lost amid the heated cover...
Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, by Karima Bennoune (Book Review)
Droeber, Julia
Article
2013
Karima Bennoune, a US-based law scholar raised in Algeria, has written an account of the stories of numerous people whose lives have been scarred by Islamic fundamentalism and who decided, using a var...

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Seeds of Diversity
Seeds of Diversity is a non-profit network of gardeners and farmers, promoting biodiversity of food crops through conservation, documentation, and use of open-pollinated plants. Through our magazine, ...

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The challenges of diversity (book review)
Review of The Mass Media and Canadian Diversity
Cowan, Kirsten
2001
Deadlines & Diversity
Journalism Ethics in a Changing World
Alia, Valerie; Brennan, Brian; Hoffmaster, Barry (ed.)
1996
An anthology on journalism ethics.
Mass Media and Canadian Diversity
Nancoo, Stephen E.; Nancoo, Robert S.
1997
A collection of Canadian focused articles which examine portrayals of minority populations in the mass media as wel as cultural production emanating from within minority linguistic and cultural groups...
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.

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Radical Digressions
Diemer, Ulli
Website
2006
Ulli Diemer's website/blog featuring comment from a radical left-libertarian perspective.