February 12, 2018
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Our Mis(education): the Erasure of Blackness in Canadian Schools
"Only a few decades after slavery was abolished, you already had, in textbooks in Ontario, the removal of references of history of slavery in Canada, but still many examples of realities of slavery in the United States. This idea of identifying racism as an American phenomenon is an important part of how Canadian racism articulates itself."
Abby Madan

Robyn Maynard is the author of Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present. 

We chat with Robyn about what she calls our (mis)education: Canada’s amnesia to its own history of slavery and segregation, and about the ways in which Canadian classrooms are still rife with anti-black racism.

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