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Know the History, Then Take Action

Is it really “better” in multicultural Canada? For those who think Canada is largely immune to anti-Black racism, you have some serious work to do.

Get schooled on the history and experiences of Black people in this country and think about ways you can fight the pernicious racism that hurts them in so many ways. Then make action a priority. It’s beyond time.

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Changing BC’s Name from ‘British Columbia’ Is Not a Bad Idea, but It’s Also Not Enough
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Not a bad idea Crawford — however, that kind of symbolism, like the furor over toppling statues, is pretty much smoke and mirrors unless we’re willing to tackle the real day to day problems of racial and economic inequality based — as those things largely are — upon power relationships endemic to the political and economic associations and structures that actually ‘rule’ the province and the country.




G West, in response to The Tyee article “We Should Consider Changing the Name of British Columbia”

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Canada’s Militarized Police

The sight of U.S. police treating protests as battle zones invites an examination of Canada’s own ramped up militarization of law enforcement. Researchers here found “routine policing represented the majority of SWAT team use.” Such force tends to be visited on “minority groups, those with mental health issues and those exercising democratic rights associated with political expression.” That impulse was on display in B.C. when RCMP in battle gear cleared peaceful Indigenous land defenders opposing pipeline construction. Time to demilitarize police?

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