Points of View
Roy Miki, professor in the English Department at Simon Fraser University, writes about the need to develop critical approaches for studying the representation of Asian Canadian histories and identity formations.
Lori Wilkinson, sociologist specializing in immigration and settlement, shares her thoughts about the ethnocultural diversity in the Canadian prairie region.
Will Kymlicka, professor of political philosophy, says that questions of immigrant integration and accommodation are as old as Canada itself.
Novelist and journalist Lawrence Hill discovers that the thread of social alienation permeates discussions of the experiences of Blacks in Ontario, be they descendents of long-time Canadians, people of Caribbean descent or recently arrived Somalians.
In this essay, the Executive Director of the Association for Canadian Studies, Jack Jedwab, writes about the importance of family, neighbourhood and community when adjusting to a new life in Canada.
Filmmaker Sylvia D. Hamilton explores the ongoing search by Black youth for reflections of themselves in their school and society. She also reflects on the lessons about discrimination contained in her mother’s stories.
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