Challenging Racist "British Columbia": 150 Years and Counting




Claxton, Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱
Fong, Denise
Morrison, Fran
O’Bonsawin, Christine
Omatsu, Maryka
Price, John
Sandhra, Sharanjit Kaur

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University of Victoria and the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office)


This booklet dives into the long history of racist policies that have impacted Indigenous, Black and racialized communities in the province over the last 150 years since BC joined Canada. The illustrated booklet, co-published by the CCPA-BC Office, ties the histories of racism and resistance to present day anti-racist movements. Co-authored by Nicholas XEMŦOLTW̱ Claxton, Denise Fong, Fran Morrison, Christine O'Bonsawin, Maryka Omatsu, John Price and Sharanjit Kaur Sandhra, the 80-page, illustrated booklet is being released in advance of the 150th anniversary, which is on July 20, 2021. This engaging resource has been designed to assist anti-racist educators, teachers, scholars, policymakers and individuals doing anti-racism work to help pierce the silences that too often have let racism grow in our communities, corporations and governments.



British Columbia, racism


Claxton, Nicholas XEM­OLTW, Fong, Denise, Morrison, Fran, O’Bonsawin, Christine, Omatsu, Maryka, Price, John, & Sandhra, Sharanjit Kaur. (2021). Challenging Racist "British Columbia": 150 Years and Counting. British Columbia: University of Victoria and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (BC Office). CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.