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Pax Atlantica

NATO’s long-lasting relevance

The Melmac Years

My peculiar resin d’être

Frances Henry

Frances Henry, professor emerita of anthropology at York University, has written and edited many books on racism in Canada, including four editions of The Colour of Democracy: Racism in Canadian Society (Nelson, 2009). Her most recent volume is Racism in the Canadian University: Demanding Social Justice, Inclusion and Equity (University of Toronto Press, 2009).

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Frances Henry

Black Power in Montreal

The ideas, leaders and pain behind the Sir George Williams riot July–August 2013
There is an iconic Canadian image that many remember but most know very little about. It shows a blizzard of computer cards (remember those?) pouring out the windows of the Computer Centre of Sir George Williams College in downtown Montreal in the winter of 1969. Those millions of lost cards and a roomful of destroyed computer equipment worth about $2 million were the physical manifestations of a 14-day protest by black students who felt that their claims of racism against one of the SGW faculty were being…