Black & White - Stephen Dorsey
Black & White: An Intimate, Multicultural Perspective on “White Advantage” and the Paths to Change is the debut from Stephen Dorsey, a biracial community leader and citizen activist, exploring his lived experience of systemic racism in North America and what he believes are the paths that we can all take forward.
As a bilingual, biracial man, Stephen Dorsey has always lived in a world of dualities. In his deeply personal and insightful debut, he offers readers intimate and unfiltered access to his lived experience of anti-Black racism around the world, focusing on his formative years growing up in 1970s Montreal as a Black child in a white family headed by a racist stepfather, and details his personal awakening inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.
Delving deep into Canada’s history of racial discrimination and, by contrasting it with that of our American neighbours, Dorsey debunks our nation’s mythological narrative, providing necessary context on white privilege, which he calls “white advantage”, and offers concrete pathways to lasting societal change.
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