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Racism dionne brand

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Dionne brand racism

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Racism dionne brand

  1. 1. Racism • “Racism is a stronger form of stereotyping where the ideas that one holds about others makes a person dislike or hate members of that particular group.” • “Racism in Canada today tends to be more clandestine. Canada has federal and provincial legislation to protect individuals, groups, and cultural expressions, however forms of racism and discrimination persists. The Canadian HUMAN RIGHTS Act makes it is a discriminatory practice to communicate hatred. The Act protects Canadians from public statements that promote hatred, or incite hate against an identifiable group based on their ethnicity and/or skin colour. Media and cultural productions are slow to represent racial minorities and some marginalized groups are stereotyped and misrepresented, perpetuating some of the subtler racist beliefs and attitudes.”
  2. 2. • Dionne Brand believes that "by addressing real power can we begin to deal with racism", that is, engaging in both economic and political power.
  3. 3. • Fore Day Morning (1978) deals with memories from Brand’s childhood in Trinidad and her painful separation from her beloved grandmother while recalling the blatant racism and cultural imperialism that prompted her emigration to Canada. • No Language Is Neutral (1990) demonstrates how racism, classism, and heterosexism affect speakers' attitudes toward the English language.
  4. 4. • In Rivers Have Sources, Trees Have Roots (1986) Brand and co-author Krisantha Sri Bhaggiyadatta interviewed a hundred people from the Canadian Native, Black, Chinese, and South Asian communities about their perspectives of racism and how it has impacted their lives. • “Canto VI”, Primitive Offensive (1982)
  5. 5. you, in the square, you in the square of Koln in the square before that huge destructive Cathedral. [. . .] From “Canto IV”, Primitive Offensive (1982).
  6. 6. you, in the square, you in the square of Koln in the square before that huge destructive Cathedral. [. . .] From “Canto IV”, Primitive Offensive (1982).

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