Gabriel is a photographer, writer and radio producer born in rural Quebec, but based out of New Jersey and New Mexico. He has worked on commission for The New York Times, The Globe and Mail, BBC Radio, CBC Radio, and TIME Lightbox, among...
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Section 1: Mainstream Canadian History & the Erasure of Black Canadian Experience
Data, understanding deficit narratives & systemic racism in Canada: 1)”Blacks” here refer to Black ppl/Black Canadians, not NZ’s All Blacks. 2) In Canada, Black ppl make up 3.5%/1.2M of the pop &, like Indigenous ppls, experience harsher treatment than White ppl for same offenses https://t.co/O0KfHTchh1
1)Thread on the diversity of the Black pop in Canada. This heterogeneity often obscured by anti-Black racism, stereotypes & biases that reduce the fact of Blackness to what Desmond Cole names, explores & disrupts in _The Skin We're in_. Some key @StatCan_eng reports/resources👇🏿👇🏾 pic.twitter.com/gkS4XDjzBj
I made the case that discretionary tax administration enables racist harassment, and pointed to the tax element in the Viola Desmond story. (drawing on theh best version of that story then existing, Constance Backhouse's)https://t.co/6qsrZ9jRX6
These were posted on IG! Seems to be #3. The featured enslaver is Peter Russell. He enslaved Peggy, Jupiter, Amy, & Milly, the wife and children of Pompadour, a free Black man. pic.twitter.com/pwvkhVy75y
2/6 I looked into the Montreal police anti-gun squad, a 20-person team created last November. Between November and May, 75% of the people arrested and charged by the squad were Black, 19% were white, and 6.5% were non-Black POC. pic.twitter.com/JnC5BoJOYu
Montreal’s Macdonald statue has fallen. I know settlers are going to loose their minds, but as an historian I have to remind folks that JAM, in addition to using starvation politics to pursue western colonization, was the architect of Canada’s genocidal residential school system. https://t.co/rNAZfVGLXv
As a professional historian, let me reassure you: that’s not how history works. Removing a statue uncritically celebrating a genocidal politician such as Macdonald does not erase him from history; it’s just a statue. https://t.co/sSENG42vPn
Article à lire. Faire l'histoire n'est pas pareil que « faire émerger un consensus politique autour de cette histoire ». Dans certains cas, constituer une commission de vérité peut « être un moyen d'en retarder la reconnaissance » https://t.co/LOjjQdnNxu
I am pretty confident that the general Canadian public knows a lot more about John A Macdonald after years of careful, persistent, engaged discussion of what his legacy & the commemoration of it mean. Rather than erasing history, this discussion has made it newly visible.