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Media Highlight: Dalhousie professor discusses history of slavery and meaningful reparations dialogue in Canada

Posted by Communications and Marketing on October 12, 2017 in Media Highlights

African-Nova Scotian organizers say it's time for a centuries-overdue discussion about Canada's legacy of slavery, its lasting harms on black Canadians and potential forms of reparation.

Isaac Saney, a historian who teaches black studies at Dalhousie University, says any meaningful dialogue about reparations must begin with an acknowledgment of what he calls the "original sin" of anti-black racism in Canada – the enslavement of thousands of people of African descent between the 16th and 19th centuries.

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