racism

April 12, 2018
Pedagogies of healing and critical media literacy are important, especially in the wake of racial violence when mainstream media work to stigmatize, characterize, and marginalize Black youth by projecting them as dangerous Others. In this article, we offer an overview of how mainstream media reinscribe and reinforce white supremacy, which leads to anti-blackness. Next, we discuss the impact that uncritical consumption of mainstream media narratives of Black people has on media consumers and how Black youth use social media as counterspaces. We then theorize about pedagogies of healing and...
March 28, 2018
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in just a few pages!     1. What was this research about? This research is about how racism influences African Canadian youth’s experiences of street involvement and mental health challenges. Some research has shown that African Canadian youth are overrepresented among street-involved youth, and there is a lot of evidence that race and racism impact mental health for racialized people. As such, this chapter offers youth workers interested...
March 08, 2018
This factsheet was created by Rania El Mugammar.  This factsheet outlines the anatomy of an apology, as developed by Rania El Mugammar, including:  Acknowledgement Emotional Uptake Centre the Hurt Accountability + Changed Behavior Divest From Forgiveness  Rania referred to the anatomy of an apology during part two of the YouthREX webinar series, Working Together Against Anti-Black Racism In Ontario’s Youth Sector.
February 15, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the second of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...
January 29, 2018
This video was produced by YouthREX. HERE'S HOW THE CREATORS DESCRIBE THIS VIDEO: How can Ontario’s youth sector work against anti-Black racism to create a more equitable Ontario, eliminating systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth? This is the first of a two-part webinar series facilitated by Rania El Mugammar to explore how the youth sector can work together against the pervasive anti-Black racism that Black youth experience across multiple systems in Ontario. The webinar featured an interactive and insightful conversation with our guests, drawing from their rich...
June 06, 2017
YouthREX Research Summaries ask Just Six Questions of research publications on key youth issues. These summaries get at what the youth sector needs to know in two pages or less!     1. What was this research about? This research situates the everyday experiences of Black Queer Youth (BQY) in two socially and economically-divided urban centres, Toronto and Montreal. McCready’s research is premised on the fact that in these urban centres, there is intense income polarization between the white and wealthy downtown core and the outer suburbs, which are home to predominantly low-income and...
May 18, 2017
This factsheet was produced by Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth. HERE IS A DESCRIPTION OF THIS FACTSHEET: This factsheet providea a statistical snapshot of the disproportionate representation of Black youth in Ontario's care systems including: youth justice, child welfare and special needs and mental health.
May 11, 2017
This report was published by York University. HERE IS HOW THE AUTHOR'S DESCRIBE THIS REPORT:This report summarizes the experiences, issues and concerns raised during community consultations and conversations with young people. With Toronto District School Board data as reference, and based on their own experiences as parents, educators, community members, and students, participants also spent time reflecting on two main questions: What is happening in the schools that impact Black students that contribute to their educational outcomes? What is happening in the homes and communities of Black...
May 11, 2017
This report was published by the National Black Child Development Institute. HERE IS HOW THE PUBLISHER DESCRIBES THIS REPORT: NBCDI's State of the Black Child initiative is focused on creating resources that challenge the prevailing discourse about Black children-one which overemphasizes limitations and deficits and does not draw upon the considerable strengths, assets and resilience demonstrated by our children, families, and communities. The report is designed to address the needs of policymakers, advocates, principals, teachers, parents and others, by weaving together three elements:...
May 11, 2017
This factsheet was created by the Ontario Human Rights Commission. The factsheet outlines how freedom from racial discrimination and harassment is enshrined in Ontario's Human Rights Code.  Freedom from racial discrimination applies to all areas of life. The fachtsheet describes racial discrimination and harasment at individual and systemic levels. It provides suggestions for organizations to identify and address racial discrimination and harassment.