Various public resources, publications, and articles on the topics of Critical Thinking, Education, Racism, Xenophobia, China, Immigrant, Politics, COVID-19, Race Data, Government, Systemic racism, White Supremacy, People of Colour, Hate Crime, Intersectionality, Multiculturalism, History, Privilege, Critical Race Theory, Immigration, Nationalism, Health, Socioeconomic Status, Environment, and BIPOC
Infographic by the ACCT defining what information hygiene is and how to practice it. Specifically, information hygiene refers to the personal tools and skills used to evaluate information we consume and spread.
Author: ACCT Foundation
Article on how the Chinese government promised to revise a bill on issuing “green cards” to foreigners. Citizens protested and express that they don’t want any more immigrants. Social media comments online show xenophobia towards black individuals and Islam.
Author: Viola Zhou & Arman Dzidzovic
Publication: Inkstone News
Article discussing a resolution blaming China for causing a global pandemic and calls on the Chinese government to publicly declare that COVID-19 began there. Association of the disease with a geographical region will lead to stigma, discrimination and violence directed at groups of people. The article discusses discrimination faced by other Asian Americans, not just Chinese Americans.
Author: Jennifer Bendery
Publication: Huffington Post
Article on how the Quebec government decided not to gather data about the race of those infected with COVID-19 despite an earlier statement saying they would. The article discusses the importance of this data as well as the effect of COVID-19 on Quebec.
Author: Matthew Lapierre
Publication: Montreal Gazette
Feds should use anti-racism strategy to tackle anti-Asian sentiments in wake of pandemic, say experts (Article)
Article discusses how feds should ask jurisdictions to gather more data on race, language and economic status. It discusses the shortcomings of the current federal strategies against racism.
Author: The Hill Times
Publication: The Hill Times
Video discusses systemic racism in Canada through a comedic and family-friendly lens.
Opinion piece discussing how Western coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic is inherently racist. The piece provides numerous examples in which the successes of ‘developing’ nations in fighting COVID-19 are overshadowed by the responses of other white nations in Western media, despite not being nearly as successful as the ‘developing’ nations.
Author: Indi Samarajiva
Washington School District Says Asians Aren't 'Students of Color', Now Counted With White Students (Article)
Article discussing the controversy with a school district in Washington that excluded Asians from “students of color” in a performance report. Asians were instead grouped with White students.
Author: Carl Samson
Chinese speakers got harsher coronavirus dining rules than English speakers, in British Columbia government blunder (Article)
Article on how the British Columbia government gave Chinese speakers stricter COVID-19 rules in which the BC Minstry of Health’s website states customers may only dine or eat with persons from their same household or core bubble, which only appeared in traditional and simplified Chinese. An English equivalent of this rule was not found.
Author: Ian Young
Publication: South China Morning Post
Article discussing a province-wide campaign in British Columbia where billboards with the words “Am I racist?” have been popping up. The point of these billboards was to highlight systemic racism and how it is an urgent problem.
Author: Amanda Wawryk & Kathryn Tindale
Publication: City News
Article discussing how anti-Asian violence is entangled in misogyny and often disproportionately targets Asian women. It discusses how the shooting at the Asian-owned spas highlights the intersectionality of both race and gender, and how Asian women are stereotyped as exotic, timid, and docile. The article also discusses historical implications on the stereotypes against Asian women.
Author: Jenn Fang
Publication: The Washington Post
Article on a bill passed in the Illinois lower house requiring public schools to teach Asian-American history in public schools. The bill has been promoted by the advocacy group Asian Americans Advancing Justice since early 2020 and has increased in popularity following the attacks on Asian women in Atlanta.
Author: Nathan Layne
Article discussing multiculturalism in Canada. The author discusses her experience with anti-Asian racism during the COVID-19 pandemic and the overall spike in which Asian women are being disproportionately targeted. The author discusses the history that highlights how Canada is not immune to anti-Asian racism, despite the celebrated history of multiculturalism.
Author: Tina J. Park
Publication: Policy Options
Article on the recent banning of critical race theory in Florida. This has been a trend across the country as more local boards of education and states are pushing against teaching the impact of systemic racism and critical race theory in schools.
Author: Leah Asmelash
Article on the Colour of Poverty – Colour of Change asking UN Committee on Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) to recognize Canada’s failure to comply with international human rights obligations. NGOs are seeking more specific data that specifies race, gender, disability to measure impact of policies. Also looking into immigrant detainees affected by laws.
Author: Shree Paradkar
Publication: Toronto Star
Report promotes awareness of Canadian values and traditions, and our understanding of the Canadian identity. The report is meant to celebrate Canada’s diversity through examination of bilingualism and multiculturalism, attachment to Canada, attitudes toward religion, and youth.
Author: Canadian Race Relations Foundation
Essay discusses marginalization of ethnoracial minorities in Canadian schools as a result of personal attitudes, interpersonal interactions and institutionalized structures, policies, and practices, and the power differentials. Analysis is done through the antiracist education approach, an approach that focuses on recognizing the social and political significance of race and acknowledges the existence of inequitable power relations and interactions at the interpersonal and institutional levels.
Author: Hieu Van Ngo
Public Consultation on Systemic Racism and Discrimination withing the Jurisdiction of the City of Montreal (Report)
A summary of the report on a consultation regarding systemic racism and discrimination within the jurisdiction of the City of Montreal. The consultation was meant to underline the current state of affairs and highlight solutions and enlarge perspectives to guide decision-making. Specifically, this is a summary of the third chapter of the full report – the findings of the Commission, analysis, and recommendations for actions taken by the City of Montreal to fight systemic racism and discrimination.
Author: Office de Consultation Publique de Montreal
Ethnocultural and socioeconomic disparities in exposure to residential greenness within urban Canada (Report)
An article from Statistics Canada discussing the disparity in the distribution of greenspaces (green environment) among different age, education/income, immigration status, time since immigration, self-reported ethnicity, and neighbourhood deprivation indices. Green area accessibility have been correlated with better health outcomes.
Author: Lauren Pinault, Tanya Christidis, Olaniyan Toyib &Dan L. Crouse
Publication: Statistics Canada
Taking Action Against Systemic Racism and Religious Discrimination Including Islamophobia - Report of the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage (Government Policy)
The tenth report by the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage on systemic racism and religious discrimination. The report includes an introductory overview on existing legal framworks, initiatives, definitions in the study of systemic racism and religious discrimination, race and religion issues in Canada, and action plans on how to move forward.
Author: Hon. Hedy Fry
Publication: House of Commons Canada
As a Chinese Canadian, I'm joining hands with Indigenous communities to speak up about this nation's history of violent oppression (Article)
An opinion piece in which the author, a Chinese Canadian, stands with Indigenous communities to speak up about Canada’s history of violent oppression. It details the spike in racism and hate crime against Black, Muslim, and Asians, as well as the history of anti-Asian racism. The author calls for everyone to be in solidarity with fellow racialized Canadians.
Author: Diamond Yao
Publication: The Star
I've Been a Critical Race Theorist for 30 Years. Our Opponents Are Just Proving Our Point For Us. (Article)
Opinion piece discussing how many states are considering laws to ban the teaching of critical race theory in public shools. The author explains that CRT is not a racist ideology and is not taught in public schools, and that right-wing media has branded all reform efforts in education and employment as CRT. The author also explains what CRT actually is.
Author: Gary Peller
Publication: Politico Magazine
Article discussing how Illinois has become the first state to mandate Asian American history to be part of its public school curriculum beginning in the 2022-23 school year. Schools will teach the contributions of Asian American communities to the economic, cultural, social, and political development of the United States.
Author: Kimmy Yam
Publication: NBC News Asian America