Anti-BIPOC Racism Collection

In our August Library Link Newsletter we shared preliminary details about our work to develop and add titles to our collection related to anti-Indigenous racism, anti-Black racism, dismantling systemic racism, white supremacy, oppression and discrimination. Our primary objectives for acquiring these works for our collection are to provide resources for all Unity Health Toronto staff, physicians, researchers, students and volunteers to support and facilitate access to self-directed learning, amplify BIPOC experiences and narratives, promote dialogue and self-reflection. Library Services has ordered the list of books below which will be available at each of Unity Health Toronto’s sites in mid-late October. Thank you to everyone who shared their suggestions for the new collection using our Recommend a Resource form. This will be an ongoing effort, so please consider any titles you’d like to see added to the collection and share your suggestion here:

Bob Joseph

21 Things You May Not Know About the Indian Act: Helping Canadians Make Reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples a Reality (2018)

Damon Tweedy

Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine (2015)

Jennifer L, Eberhardt

Biased: Uncovering the Hidden Prejudice That Shapes What We See, Think, and Do (2019)


John Hoberman

Black and Blue: The Origins and Consequences of Medical Racism (2012)

Isabel Wilkerson

Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents (2020)

John E. Charlton, Herman J. Michell, & Sharon L. Acoose

DECOLONIZING MENTAL HEALTH: Embracing Indigenous Multi-Dimensional Balance (2020)

C. Riley Snorton

Black on Both Sides: A Racial History of Trans Identity (2017)

Margo Greenwood,
 Sarah de Leeuw,
 Nicole & Marie Lindsay 

Determinants of Indigenous Peoples’ Health: Beyond the Social (2018)

Series of authors

The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks About Race (2016)

Ibram X. Kendi 

How to Be an Antiracist (2019)

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation (2016)

Barrington Walker

The History of Immigration and Racism in Canada: Essential Readings (2008)

Rebecca Skloot 

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (2010)

Layla F. Saad

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor (2020)

Crystal Marie Fleming 

How to Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide (2018)

Anne Pollock

Medicating Race: Heart Disease and Durable Preoccupations with Difference (2012)

Cheryl Foggo 

Pourin’ Down Rain: A Black Woman Claims Her Place in the Canadian West (2020)

Desmond Cole

The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power (2020)

Carrie A. Bourassa 

Metis Health: The Invisible Problem (2011)

Dána-Ain Davis

Reproductive Injustice: Racism, Pregnancy, and Premature Birth (2019)

Hilary N. Weaver

Social Issues in Contemporary Native America (2014)

Ingrid R.G. Waldron

There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities (2018)

Ijeoma Oluo

So You Want to Talk About Race (2018)

 Cyndy Baskin

Strong Helpers’ Teachings: The Value Of Indigenous Knowledges In The Helping Professions (2016)

Rodney Diverlus,
Sandy Hudson,
Syrus Marcus Ware

Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada (2020)

 Reni Eddo-Lodge

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (2017)

Cecil Foster

They Call Me George: The Untold Story of The Black Train Porters (2019)

Robin DiAngelo

White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism (2018)

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