Colour Matters: Essays on the Experiences, Education, and Pursuits of Black Youth

Client: University of Toronto Press (2021)

Project: Colour Matters: Essays on the Experiences, Education, and Pursuits of Black Youth by Carl E. James

Based on research conducted in Black communities, along with over thirty years of teaching experience, Colour Matters presents a collection of essays that engages educators, youth workers, and policymakers to think about the ways in which race shapes the education, aspirations, and achievements of Black Canadians. Informed by the current socio-political Canadian landscape, Colour Matters covers topics relating to the lives of Black youth, with particular, though not exclusive, attention to young Black men in the Greater Toronto Area. Each essay is accompanied by an insightful response from a scholar engaging with topics such as immigration, schooling, athletics, mentorship, and police surveillance. With the perspectives of scholars from the United Kingdom, the United States, and Canada, Colour Matters provides provocative narratives of Black experiences that alert us to what more might be said, or said differently, about the social, cultural, educational, political, and occupational worlds of Black youth in Canada.

Service: TEC copy edited the manuscript for U of Toronto Press style in usage, punctuation, and spelling; corrected grammar errors; edited in-text citations, footnotes, and bibliography. Following the author’s review of the edited text, we finalized all changes in the manuscript in preparation for production. We checked the final PDFs and edited and proofed the index.