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The Equity Myth

Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities

The university is often regarded as a bastion of liberal democracy where equity and diversity are vigorously promoted. In reality, the university still excludes many people and is a site of racialization that is subtle, complex, and sophisticated. This book, the first comprehensive, data-based study of racialized and Indigenous faculty members' experiences in Canadian universities, challenges the myth of equity in higher education. Drawing on a rich body of survey data, interviews, and analysis of universities' stated policies, leading scholars scrutinize what universities have done and question the effectiveness of their employment equity programs. They also make important recommendations as to how universities can address racialization and fulfill the promise of equity in the academy.

About the Authors

Frances Henry, FRSC, is professor emerita of anthropology at York University. Enakshi Dua is director of the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women's Studies at York University. Carl James, FRSC, teaches in the Faculty of Education and in the Graduate Program in Sociology at York University. Audrey Kobayashi, FRSC, is professor of geography at Queen's University, Kingston. Peter Li, FRSC, is professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan. Howard Ramos is associate dean of research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a professor of sociology at Dalhousie University. Malinda S. Smith is professor of political science at the University of Alberta.

Endorsements

"This compelling and important text is the first of its kind in Canada. It provides rigorous and informative investigations of the status, representation, and everyday lived experiences of racialized and Indigenous scholars in English-speaking Canadian universities . . . I recommend this book not only for scholars but also for administrators serious about equity and institutional change."—Annette Henry, professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education and the Social Justice Institute, University of British Columbia

"The Equity Myth will be eye-opener for those who have not given much thought to the dynamics of racism, race, and racialization in a systemically white ivory tower."—Augie Fleras, author of Unequal Relations: A Critical Introduction to the Politics of Race, Ethnic, and Aboriginal Dynamics in Canada

"The Equity Myth will make a lasting contribution as a benchmark study in its field. It is one of the most comprehensive and thorough assessments of racism in university settings to date and is of international significance."—Ian Law, coeditor of Institutional Racism in Higher Education

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