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Anti-Black Racism Reading List

A selection of resources on the topics of anti-Black racism and violence in Canada, Black resistance, race and health equity, and educating against anti-Black racism.


The Skin We’re In (documentary)
Following celebrated journalist Desmond Cole as he researches his book The Skin We're In, this documentary from acclaimed director Charles Officer pulls back the curtain on racism in Canada.

We are the Roots: Black Settlers and their Experiences of Discrimination on the Canadian Prairies (documentary)
This documentary tells the story of a wave of African American immigrants who moved to Alberta and Saskatchewan between 1905-1912 to escape racism and persecution in the United States. Through the stories of 19 descendants of the original settlers, We are the Roots focuses on the experiences of discrimination these individuals encountered while living in the rural communities and in Edmonton.

United States:

I Am Not Your Negro
An Oscar-nominated documentary that explores the continued peril America faces from institutionalized racism.