Today’s 3 Questions5How does racism play out differently than other forms of discrimination?How is the employment relationship different for migrant workers?Who benefits from the different treatment of racialized workers and migrant workers?LABR 1260 - Racism & Migration
Framing RacismRacism –a pervasive history in CanadaLABR 1260 - Racism & Migration6
Framing Racism•Prejudice–preconceived (generally negative) ideas about someone based a characteristic, like gender, ‘race’, age, sexuality, etc. •Racism–the unequal treatment of a person or group based on prejudicial ideas rooted in a social power dynamicLABR 1260 - Racism & Migration7
Framing Racism•Race–Category assigned to a group of people who share some distinctive physical characteristics•Racialized-Describes a person or group who have a racial stereotype assigned to themLABR 1260 - Racism & Migration8
Framing RacismRacialized Canadians•22% of Canadians in 2016; up from 16% in 2006•Higher unemployment rate•More income inequality –overlaps with genderLABR 1260 - Racism & Migration9Block, Galabuzi, Tranjan. (2019). Canada’s Colour Coded Income Inequality. Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Retrieved from
Framing RacismRacism essentially ‘invented’ in colonial era –largely to justify abusesRace Science –pseudo-science intended to ‘scientifically’ assign people to racial categoriesLABR 1260 - Racism & Migration10Johann Friedrich Blumenbach - Treatise on "De generis humani varietate nativa," unnumbered page at the end of the book titled "Tab II“. Retrieved from .
Framing RacismWhat does actual science say about ‘race’:•