About the Glossary

Glossary of Terms

This list includes many of the terms commonly used in anti-racism and equity discourse today. They are gleaned from a variety of sources, most of which are listed below. Many of the terms have been in the public domain so long that the source of the original definition is no longer known as they have come into common parlance. The terminology in this field is constantly evolving, so the list remains a work in progress. Should any discrepancies arise during a training session or discussion, it is best to take a moment to determine the current understanding and why people may be more comfortable adding further definitions to the list in the present context. 

Glossary Adapted From the Following Sources

African Canadian Legal Clinic. (2004) Fact Sheet: What is Anti-Black Racism?

Chartand, P. (1992) "Terms of Division: Problems of 'Outside-Naming' for Aboriginal People in Canada. Journal of Indigenous Studies, 1.

Canadian Council for Refugees.

Council on Interracial Books for Children, New York

Endicott, Fran and Mukherjee, Alok, (1987) A Glossary of Terms developed for a workshop on anti-discriminatory organizational change.

Lee, E., (1985) Letters to Marcia: A Teacher's Guide to Anti-racist Education, Cross Cultural Communication .Toronto.

Lockhart, A. R., (1986) Human Rights Training, Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services. Toronto.

Mock, Karen R., (1988) Race Relations Training: A Manual for Practitioners and Consultants, Ontario Race Relations Directorate, Ministry of Citizenship, Toronto.

Mock, Karen R., (1992) A Glossary of Terms. Race and Ethnocultural Equity in the Justice System. Western Judicial Education Centre, Saskatoon.

Ontario Human Rights Commission. (2003) Paying the Price: The Human Cost of Racial Profiling. Toronto.

Ontario Ministry of Citizenship,(1988) Intercultural Communications Workshop.

Peel District School Board (2000) The Future We Want: Building an Inclusive Curriculum. Mississauga, Ontario.

Thomas, B., (1987) Multiculturalism at Work, YWCA of Metropolitan Toronto.

Toronto District School Board (2003) Teaching About Human Rights: 9/11 and Beyond. Field Test Edition.

University of Guelph (2002) Human Rights at the University of Guelph. www.uoguelph.ca/hre

Wood, D., (1988) Cultural Heritage...Your Neighbourhood, Alberta Educational Communications Corp.

Youth Action Network, www.youthactionnetwork.org/rac/Fireitup/Fireitup.

Youth Environmental Network, Green Justice Resource Kit http://www.queensu.ca/positivespace/glossary.htm#5

Ontario's Equity and Inclusive Education Strategy  http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/policyfunding/EquityQuickFacts.pdf

University of Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Centre http://geneq.berkeley.edu/lgbt_resources_definiton_of_terms

Dancing on Live Embers: Challenging Racism in Organizations by Tina Lopes & Barb Thomas

People's Institute for Survival and Beyond http://www.pisab.org/

EUMC Working Definition of Antisemitism


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