News and Personal Essays

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These are a selection of a few contemporary articles and essays which speak to the various aspects of anti-black racism. You can find more by checking out the newspaper databases linked in the Databases section of this guide.

America Wasn’t a Democracy, Until Black Americans Made It One by Nikole Hannah- Jones (2019)

Black Exhaustion by Pilot Viruet

The Case for Reparations by Ta-Nehisi Coates (2014)

Color Vision by Hilton Als (2010)

Defunding The Police Will Save Black And Indigenous Lives In Canada by Sandy Hudson (2020)

The Double Terror of Being Black in America by Ibram X Kendi (2022)

How Do We Change America? by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor (2020)

The Origins of Modern Policing by Sam Mitrani (2015)

Racism In Canada Is Ever-Present, But We Have A Long History Of Denial by Maija Kappler (2020)

The Skin I’m In: I’ve been interrogated by police more than 50 times—all because I’m black by Desmond Cole (2015)

White Teachers Need Anti-Racist Therapy by Bettina L Love (2020)

Who gets to be angry? by Roxane Gay (2016)

Yes, We Mean Literally Abolish the Police by Mariame Kaba (2020)

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