Week 10) Can learning about Canada’s history of racism change our presentparticipation in the world?- We regard the concept of ‘intersectionality’ as signifying the complex, irreducible, varied, and variable effects which ensue when multiple axis of differentiation – economic, political, cultural, psychic, subjective and experiential – intersect in historically specific contexts. The concept emphasizes that different dimensions of social life cannot be separated out into discrete and pure strands. - Even in this age of instant information, we have a tendency to see a woman wearing a hijab, and imagine a patriarch forcing that veil upon her. We have an obsession with that piece of cloth and all that we think it represents. The assumption is that these women are being oppressed, that they are imprisoned within layers of cloth. This closed-minded perspective imprisons far too many. Those who fall prey to this misconception are preventing themselves from seeing how dynamic these women truly are, from seeing that they are American women who make their ownchoices. The hijab truly recedes into the background in these paintings, and the vibrant women within them shine through - in technicolor.
-Anti-racism means recognizing racism. Effectively and constructively challenging racism in yourself and others. Eliminating racism in bedded in public policy, workplaces and every other area of life.-racism and sexism combined to produce more economic inequalities four racialized women in for either white women or racialized men. -Racism is a major barrier to employment: many employers and managers make assumptions about work habits, suitability of certain types of work, and ability to fit it in on the basis of skin color, or assumed that someone who speaks English with a different accent is stupid -Race is also a barrier to home ownership. -Racialized immigrant women can experience extreme form of discrimination when finding housing, especially if they are single parents. They are very vulnerable to abuse by landlords -race and gender combine to increase racialized women’s likelihood of being assaulted -due to the documented racism of police forces, criminal justice system, and jails, racialized women may be reluctant to call police cases of domestic assault out of loyalty to their family andcommunity, or because they do not wish to fuel racist stereotypes about their community or to subject themselves or family members to a racist system.-when people are overtly racist, it translates into poor health for the targets of racism. Structural racism causes illness and death. Language and cultural barriers me less access to a life-saving medical procedures. Structural racism leading to less income and social status has a direct impacton health. Structural racism is using standards developed and research using white men only to measure health and health risks when These standards may not be the same for women, racialized people, and particularly racialized women -Women often tend to be the help guardians of their families to care for the sick relative. This may result in negative impact for their own health