The History of Anti-Black Racism in Canada

#CitylineReal on Pride

17-07-2020 • 40 mins

The #CitylineReal On Race series gives us an opportunity to dive into important conversations. Unfiltered. Unedited. Unflinching. Cityline host Tracy Moore leads honest discussions about race, privilege, and how to achieve systemic change. Panelists will include historians, academics, activists and young leaders. This episode features: Dr. Afua Cooper (Historian and author), Cicely Blain (Founder, Black Lives Matter Vancouver), and Joseph Smith (PhD (ABD), TDSB Educator). This panel discussion focuses on Anti-Black racism in Canada, starting with an overview of how we got to where we are today by understanding our deep-rooted and longstanding racism towards the Black community.



Afua Cooper, Report on Lord Dalhousie’s History on Slavery and Race (2019)….

Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission/Scott Wortley, Halifax, Nova Scotia: Street Checks Report (2109)…


Stamped From the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America by Ibam X. Kendi

The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness by Paul Gilroy

The Mis-Education of the Negro by Carter G. Woodson


Speakers for the Dead (the National Film Board)

Speak it from the Heart of Black Nova Scotia (NFB)

Journey to Justice (NFB)

Long Road to Justice: The Viola Desmond Story (Nova Scotia Govt.)

Ted Talks:…

Activism is Changing Your Community for the Better:

Discussion of intersectionality, intergenerational trauma.…