Perspectives on Racism and the Human Services Sector: A Case for Change
Today''s social services agencies are faced with the challenge of responding to the diverse needs and expectations of a growing multicultural population. This volume examines race and racism in Canada from historical and contemporary perspectives and explores the extent to which these factors operate within social services systems related to immigration, settlement, the justice system, health, and education. The contributors, including practitioners, educators, and policy makers, argue for specific changes in current approaches to service delivery and provide practical suggestions for services that make it possible for various communities to be served more effectively. The collection also proposes an anti-racism approach to service provision to produce a system that is beneficial to all Canadians, particularly Aboriginals and racial and ethnic minorities.
Carl James is the Senior Advisor on Equity and Representation in the Office of the Vice President of Equity, People and Culture at York University. He is also the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora and a professor in the Faculty of Education.
Other publications from this author include:
- Colour Matters: Essays on the Experiences, Education, and Pursuits of Black Youth (2021)
- The Equity Myth: Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities (2017)
- Life at the Intersection: Community, Class and Schooling (2012)
- "Students 'at risk': Stereotyping and Schooling of Black Boys" in Urban Education 47 (2), 464-494 (2012)
- Making It: Black Youth, Racism and Career Aspirations in a Big City (2010)
- Seeing Ourselves: Exploring Race, Ethnicity and Culture (1999)