Across Cultures

How does integration challenge us?

About this theme

This theme explores some of the economic and social challenges faced by members of cultural communities in Canada.

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Racism in Canada

Jean-Claude Icart

Racism exists today to a greater or lesser extent in every country in the world. It takes various forms depending on culture, context and era, but no region on earth is exempt from this scourge. Canada, too, must face up to this ongoing reality.


Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, Université du Québec à Montréal and co-ordinator of the International Observatory of Racism and Discrimination.