Just Kids? Peer Racism in a Predominantly White City

Authors

  • James Baker Memorial University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.37508

Abstract

This article examines the eff ects of racialized name-calling on a group of twelve visible minority refugee youth from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. Through one-on-one in-depth interviews, the author discusses their experiences in order to better understand how this important group of  adolescents conceptualizes, constructs, and copes with racism while living in a highly homogeneous white Canadian city. The author concludes by noting that these experiences are having a negative effect on their social integration and that increased efforts by teachers and administrators are needed to help combat peer racism in this predominantly white city.

Author Biography

James Baker, Memorial University

James Baker is a PhD Candidate in the Department of
Sociology at Memorial University. Since 2006, he has worked as a researcher with the Association for New Canadians, a community-based, non-profi t immigrant settlement agency located in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Published

2013-10-18

How to Cite

Baker, J. (2013). Just Kids? Peer Racism in a Predominantly White City. Refuge: Canada’s Journal on Refugees, 29(1), 75–85. https://doi.org/10.25071/1920-7336.37508