Whiteness and Narratives of a Racialized Canada/US Border at Niagara

Jane Helleiner


Abstract Interviews with young White Canadian borderlanders in Niagara reveal their awareness of a racialized local Canada/US border. The analysis focuses on how they describe and trouble but ultimately legitimize, racially stratified cross border mobilities at this site. It is argued that the narratives elide racialized privilege and offer limited challenge to racialized penalty at this major node of the North American and global economy.


Canada/US border, Whiteness, Mobilities

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