Canada's Economic Apartheid: The Social Exclusion of Racialized Groups in the New Century

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Canadian Scholars’ Press, 2006 - History - 286 pages

Canada's Economic Apartheid calls attention to the growing racialization of the gap between rich and poor, which, despite the dire implications for Canadian society, is proceeding with minimal public and policy attention. This book challenges some common myths about the economic performance of Canada's racialized communities. These myths are used to deflect public concern and to mask the growing social crisis. Dr. Galabuzi points to the role of historical patterns of systemic racial discrimination as essential in understanding the persistent over-representation of racialized groups in low paying occupations.

While Canada embraces globalization and romanticizes cultural diversity, there are persistent expressions of xenophobia and racial marginalization that suggest a continuing political and cultural attachment to the concept of a white, settled society.

Canada's racialized groups are set to become one-fifth of the national population in the early 21st century, yet they continue to confront racial discrimination. Despite comparable average educational attainment, the labour market experience of these marginalized groups is one of barriers to access, limited mobility, and discrimination in the workplace. The social crisis to come is documented in Galabuzi's challenging book.

 

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What a great book that use the statistics data of the country to illustrate the inequities and social injustices that would go unchecked. Thanks Galabuzi.

Contents

Acknowledgements
ix
Preface
xi
The Organization of the Book
xiv
A Note from the Publisher
xvii
Some Highlights
xviii
Introduction Emerging Realities and Old Problems
xxii
Race and Racialization in Theory
28
Social Exclusion in Historical Context
60
Social Exclusion Socioeconomic and Political Implications of the Racialized Gap
172
The Role of the State
216
A Program for Action
226
Conclusion
232
Universal Declaration of Human Rights United Nations 1948
239
Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic Religious and Linguistic Minorities United Nations 1992
245
Glossary of Terms
249
Bibliography
255

The Economic Exclusion of Racialized CommunitiesA Statistical Profile
90
Beyond the Numbers Dimensions of Economic Exclusion
124
Challenges to Conventional Explanations of Racial Inequality in Economic PerformanceMyths and Facts
142
Copyright Acknowledgements
271
Index
277
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Grace-Edward Galabuzi is Associate Professor at Ryerson University in the Department of Politics and Public Administration.

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