Moving Towards an Anti-racism Curriculum

Part of the Explorations of Educational Purpose book series (EXEP, volume 27)


This chapter examines the state of higher education in Canada. Specifically, I am interested in examining how racialized bodies are so often “othered” by white dominant bodies and Euro-centric institutions, yet how this is done within discourses of 'multiculturalism' and 'color blindness', and with the existence of race equity policies; consequently this “othering” becomes difficult to speak to. As a white educator, I begin to unpack my own complacencies in this practice. Moreover, I present some possible considerations as to ways in which we can move towards an anti-racism education, which will bring us closer to upholding race equity policies within the postsecondary education system and meeting the needs of all students.


International Student Indigenous Community Indigenous Knowledge Multicultural Education Color Blindness 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ontario Institute for Studies In Education (OISE)University of TorontoTorontoCanada

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