Anti-Black racism reading list from U of T Libraries

The library stands in solidarity with the Black community against anti-Black racism.

In 2020, U of T Librarians assembled a reading list related to anti-Black racism, Black history, life and culture in Canada, race and health equity, and education against anti-Black racism. 

Here are some highlights from the reading list available through the U of T Libraries, your local public library, or independent booksellers like A Different Booklist

Policing Black lives: state violence in Canada from slavery to the present BlackLife : post-BLM and the struggle for freedom  The skin we're in : a year of Black resistance and power Marvellous grounds : queer of colour histories of Toronto  Until we are free : reflections on Black Lives Matter in Canada  There's something in the water : environmental racism in Indigenous and Black communities  How to be anti-racist So you want to talk about race

Get an extended list of UTSC resources compiled in collaboration with the UTSC Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

Statement from President Meric Gertler in solidarity with U of T’s Black community members

UTSC Principal Wisdom Tettey's message in solidarity with U of T's Black community.

Resources available across the University

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Last update: January 2020