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Black and Indigenous Racialization and Resistance 


On January 20th, 2021, McGill University hosted a book event for Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University by Professor rosalind hampton. Professor hampton was joined by BIPOC McGill students, staff, and faculty to share their experiences and open discussion on these important topics. Below you will find information on how to access Professor hampton's book, as well as other books that examine systemic racism in academia.


Black Racialization and Resistance at an Elite University

The presence and experiences of Black people at elite universities have been largely underrepresented and erased from institutional histories. This book engages with a collection of these experiences that span half a century and reflect differences in class, gender, and national identifications among Black scholars. By mapping Black people's experiences of studying and teaching at McGill University, this book reveals how the "whiteness" of the university both includes and exceeds the racial identities of students and professors. It highlights the specific functions of Blackness and of anti-Blackness within society in general and within the institution of higher education in particular, demonstrating how structures and practices of the university reproduce interlocking systems of oppression that uphold racial capitalism, reproduce colonial relations, and promote settler nationalism. Critically engaging the work of Black learners, academics, organizers, and activists within this dynamic political context, this book underscores the importance of Black Studies across North America.

Related Books and Other Media

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Current McGill students, staff, and faculty can check out print books by using our Library Pickup Service. Fill out the request form and wait for your confirmation to visit the library to pick-up your materials!

Descriptions taken from podcast websites.
McGill University is located on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudensaunee and Anishinabeg nations. McGill honours, recognizes and respects these nations as the traditional stewards of the lands and waters on which we meet today.

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