Following on our well received book on racism in the Canadian university, a team of social science colleagues headed by Frances Henry as Principal Investigator came together to continue research in the area of race, racialization and indigenity at the Academy. The project has used a multifaceted methodology including analysis of university documentary materials downloaded from their websites, on site personal interviews with racialized and Indigenous faculty and a nationwide survey. Our analysis is framed in terms of theoretical and empirical understandings of Whiteness and Critical Race Theory which continues to deny indigenous and racialized faculty (and students) access and equity within Canadian universities.
The book entitled The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities, now in press, challenges the role and effectiveness of education in the 21st Century in academia and concludes that significant shifts in the cultural, structural, epistemological and pedagogical models and approaches that historically and currently typify our institutions of higher learning is required.
(A special edition of the journal Canadian Ethnic Studies featured eight papers presented preliminary findings of this study is published in volume 44, No. 2, 2012)