TORONTO, August 8, 2011 - DIRECTIONS: Volume 6 Number 2: The Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue is an issue that has not received adequate attention in scholarly literature dealing with race relations. With the increased globalization of the social media, travel, shifting patters of immigrant and refugee settlements, and the economic interdependence of states, it is no longer possible to ignore the globalization of the race relations policy.
Although Canada is a multicultural society that has successfully demonstrated the ability to manage diversity and integrate new members of society, it is imperative that we confront the challenges of a racially and culturally diverse society. By acting as a society and individuals to combat racism and all forms of discrimination, we will be able to build and maintain an inclusive society where every member of society has an equal opportunity to participate.
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation would like to thank Prof. Lesley A. Jacobs for his leadership and commitment to edit this issue of Directions. We are also grateful to all contributors to this issue, who successfully captured the different facets of the discourse about the Globalization of the Race Relations Policy Dialogue.