Revisiting resistance: conversations with anti-racism educators

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This research project was largely influenced by my experiences over the last 10-15 years as a consultant who developed and facilitated anti-racism workshops in the Calgary area. A recurring problem is persistent resistance from workshop participants. For the purpose of this research, I conceptualize resistance as unwillingness on the part of white people (and of some aboriginal people and people of color), to understand racism as a systemic issue involving individual and institutional power, privilege and oppression. In the project, I use the terms aboriginal people, people of color, and white people because racism affects these groups in significantly different ways. My intension in the project is not to generalize about these groups of people, but rather to use these terms in a political way to describe how people are affected by and/or affect racism and resistance. The research presented in this study is a synthesis of the literature review and conversations with anti-racism educators in Calgary.
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Johnston, B. (2003). Revisiting resistance: conversations with anti-racism educators (Master's thesis, University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada). Retrieved from doi:10.11575/PRISM/15160