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published: June 2017
publisher: UBC Press

The Equity Myth

Racialization and Indigeneity at Canadian Universities

by Enakshi Dua; Frances Henry; Peter Li; Howard Ramos; Carl E. James; Malinda S. Smith & Audrey Kobayashi

tagged: discrimination & race relations, higher

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

Enakshi Dua

Frances Henry

Peter Li

Howard Ramos

Carl E. James

CARL E. JAMES teaches in the faculty of education at York University.

Malinda S. Smith

CARL E. JAMES teaches in the faculty of education at York University.

Audrey Kobayashi

CARL E. JAMES teaches in the faculty of education at York University.
Contributor Notes

Frances Henry is a professor emerita of anthropology at York University.


Enakshi Dua is the director of the Graduate Program in Gender, Feminist and Women’s Studies at York University.


Carl E. James teaches in the Faculty of Education and in the Graduate Program in Sociology at York University.


Audrey Kobayashi is a professor of geography at Queen’s University, Kingston.


Peter Li is a professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Saskatchewan.


Howard Ramos is the associate dean of research in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and a professor of sociology at Dalhousie University.


Malinda S. Smith is a professor of political science at the University of Alberta.

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