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Anti-Black Racism

Guide to resources available at the McGill University Library to self-educating on Anti-Black Racism

Scope and Goal

Why this guide:

In response to the Provost's Anti-Black Racism Action Plan, the McGill Library wishes to contribute to the University's initiatives by highlighting resources from our collections and community created resources. We believe reading is a fundamental starting point to learning about Black History and Life in Canada and beyond. It is is one of many steps in contributing to dismantling Anti-Black Racism. Thus, we have curated at list of resources to help readers begin their learning journey.

What this guide is:

The primary goal of a library subject guide (LibGuide) is to help members of the McGill University community discover resources on a particular topic, in this case on Anti-Black Racism, both in Canada and abroad. It is a meta resource to other guides, tools, resources, books, etc. This guide focuses on Canadian resources available at the McGill University Library and targets those who wish to teach themselves about Anti-Black Racism. 

What this guide is not:

This guide is not meant to be an exhaustive list of writings on Anti-Black Racism, but rather a starting point for those interested in learning more about this issue. We invite the McGill University community to share with us suggestions for readings, videos, podcasts, articles, etc. that we can contribute to this guide, as well as any comments or constructive suggestions. 


This is not an all-encompassing guide to Anti-Black Racism, but rather a list of resources to help start the scholarly conversation and encourage the learning of Anti-Black Racism. We invite you to contact us (see suggestion box) with any comments or constructive suggestions.

McGill University's Anti-Black Racism Action Plan

On 30 September 2020, the Provost and Vice-Principal Academic released the Anti-Back Racism Action Plan that expands on the five axes of the university's Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan 2020- 2025 in the context of confronting Anti-Black Racism at the University. 

The five axes of the 2020-2025 EDI Strategic Plan are as follows:

  1. Student Experience
  2. Research & Knowledge
  3. Outreach
  4. Workforce
  5. Physical Space

To lean more about the Anti-Black Racism Action Plan and the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategic Plan 2020- 2025, please consult the two links below. 


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