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Suggested resources on anti-black racism


The following are some suggested resources on anti-black racism. For additional resources, please refer to the Black Experience in Canada libguide. For more information about these resources, please contact: Jane Schmidt|


Books (available to the Ryerson community online)

Black like who?: writing Black Canada / by Rinaldo Walcott





Teaching community : a pedagogy of hope / bell hooks





From #BlackLivesMatter to Black liberation / Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor





How to be an antiracist / Ibram X. Kendi (ebook on order)






The End of Policing / Alex S. Vitale (available as free download from publisher)

African Canadian leadership : continuity, transition, and transformation / edited by Tamari Kitossa, Erica S. Lawson, and Philip S.S. Howard.

Films (available to the Ryerson community online)

I am not your negro / written by James Baldwin ; directed by Raoul Peck.

The hate u give

13th (Note: Netflix documentary)


Selected articles and reports (publicly available online) 

What Is an Anti-Racist Reading List For? / Lauren Michele Jackson

The case for reparations / Ta-Nehisi Coates

The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black / Desmond Cole

Black Women in Canada / Wallace, Jen Katshunga; Notisha Massaquoi; Confronting Anti-Black Racism Unit, City of Toronto; Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI); and Justine Wallace

Report of the Working Group of Experts on People of African Descent on its mission to Canada. / UN Human Rights Council


Resource guides (publicly available online)


Abolition in Canada Syllabus

Black Lives Matter Allyship and Action Guide

Introduction to Critical Race Theory / Adrienne Keene