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Reading Hate in Canada: Hate Crime Scholarship in Canada


Welcome! This website is dedicated to providing students and scholars alike with an information hub for existing Canadian hate crime literature.

"Hate crimes are a direct threat to the basic principles of Canadian multiculturalism," says Barbara Perry, PhD, Professor, Faculty of Social Science and Humanities at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. "They represent significant obstacles to the ability or willingness of affected communities to engage in civic culture. Consequently, hate crime violates our commitment to human dignity and equity."

It is because of the truth in this statement that all efforts to increase awareness and understanding of the nature, extent, and impact of hate crime in Canada must be strengthened and accelerated. This website represents an attempt to do that, and is part of Dr. Perry’s mission to fill the void in Canadian scholarship.

Navigate through the links on this site to find summaries of books, academic papers, conference proceedings, and organization and government reports that have addressed the issue of hate crime in Canada. Additional sections provide information about national and international anti-hate crime organizations that commit themselves to challenging the injustices of hate crime through education and action.

Authored by Dr. Perry’s research assistants—Lindsay Bandini, Jaclyn T. San Antonio and Karen Demersthe information on this website provides readers with a foundation of resources on which to build their understanding of hate crime. But we hope this collection of resources will be used as a springboard to launch even greater educational journeys into the notion of hate crime. If we ascribe any value to the notions of multiculturalism, justice and human dignity, we must acknowledge the importance of hate crime as a neglected issue that warrants immediate and critical academic attention.

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