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

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Canadian Scholars's Press, 2006 - Business & Economics - 286 pages
This book draws attention to the growing racialisation of the gap between rich and poor. Despite the dire implications for Canadian society, the rift is increasing with minimal public and political attention. The myths about the economic performance of Canada's racialised communities that are used to deflect public concern and to mask the growing social crisis are challenged in this relevant work. Dr Galabuzi points to the role of historical patterns of systematic racial discrimination as essential in understanding the persistent over-representation of racialised groups in low-paying occupations. While Canada embraces globalisation and romanticises cultural diversity, there are persistent expressions of xenophobia and racial marginalisation that suggest a continuing political and cultural attachment to the concept of a White, settled society.

About the author (2006)

Grace-Edward Galabuzi is Associate Professor at Ryerson University in the Department of Politics and Public Administration.