Anti-Racism

Anti-Racism as Office-Politics Power Play: a Canadian Academic Case Study

Anti-Racism as Office-Politics Power Play: a Canadian Academic Case Study

Last week, 53 top Canadian academic administrators convened in Ottawa for a biannual membership meeting of Universities Canada, a group dedicated to “providing university presidents with a unified voice for higher education.” The 89-page meeting agenda, which was leaked to me after the event, makes for an interesting read. The

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
8 min read
University Education
Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

Injecting Anti-Racism Activism Into the Adoption Process Won’t Help Black Children

A headline on Newsweek’s web site grabbed my attention in early May: “Wokeness Has Come for Adoption. It’s the Children Who Will Suffer.” This is a subject I know well: My wife and I have fostered three child refugees—from Zimbabwe, Guatemala, and Honduras respectively. These foster children

David K. Ryden
David K. Ryden
12 min read
adoption studies
Can You Teach Children to be Anti-Racist?

Can You Teach Children to be Anti-Racist?

In 1935, Richard Clarke Cabot, a professor of clinical medicine and social ethics at Harvard University, began one of the first randomized controlled experiments in the field of social science. In Cabot’s ambitious study, 650 underprivileged boys from Cambridge Massachusetts and the neighboring suburb of Somerville were selected into

Greg Ashman
Greg Ashman
5 min read
Anti-Racism
Racial Justice: Don’t Abandon the Incrementalist Approach

Racial Justice: Don’t Abandon the Incrementalist Approach

Incremental policies to ameliorate racial disparities are facing declining support for a number of reasons: changing liberal attitudes, perceptions of unchanging racist barriers to black advancement, and an unwillingness to delay black success for another generation. This essay will document these three factors and explain why they do not negate

Robert Cherry
Robert Cherry
6 min read
Anti-Racism