The history of Canada’s racist colonial past is tangled and ugly, and racism remains an urgent problem today — especially for progressive social movements.
Sheila Wilmot draws in equal measure upon her extensive experience as a white anti-racist activist, and critical theories of race and whiteness, in an effort to re-think the way white leftists understand and take up anti-racism.
Taking Responsibility, Taking Direction puts the issue of white anti-racism in historical context, and its combination of head-on self-reflection and crisp, sophisticated political analysis provides a stimulating balance of critique and inspiration.
|Subject||Social Science/Discrimination & Race Relations|
|Pages||176 pp (Paper)|
|Dimensions||5.5″ × 7.5″ × 0.5″|
Alan Sears, in New Socialist writes:
This book is a model of the kind of left analysis we need to develop if we are to learn the lessons of the past and begin to rebuild our capacity for dissent. It is a vibrant example of an open socialist theory, resting on firm foundations while actively engaged in dialogue and debate with a variety of perspectives grounded in the experiences of racism and the struggles to end it.