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Angela Bowden: Nova Scotia has had a significant race problem for ever and I’m not sure why that comes as such a surprise to some Nova Scotians, especially considering there are so many who are historically and currently participating in this abuse, and it is so publicly documented in this new age of internet and social media.
Lynn Jones writes an open letter to Marie-Claude Landry, Chief Commissioner of the Canadian Human Rights Commission. “During my 35+ year time in the FPS, I’d been employed on many of the programs supposedly to do what you are again doing today yet nothing has changed and the gaps remain…The time for reviews is over. That work has been done a multitude of times over an embarrassing number of years.”
Among the many great speakers at Saturday’s huge #JusticeForRegis rally in Halifax was Dr. Lynn Jones, who has fought racism since she was a teenager. It was a remarkable speech and we are glad she allowed us to share it here.
It’s been a while since a rally happened in Halifax, but today a large crowd of some 400 people gathered in Victoria Park across from the Public Gardens in downtown Halifax to demand justice for Regis Korchinski-Paquet and all Black lives.
After a difficult start, a fundraising effort to provide relief to African Nova Scotians hit hard by the coronavirus is back on track and distributing much needed cash to people in need. We talk with Dr. Lynn Jones, one of the four community organizers behind the fund.
27 years ago the federal NDP snubbed Lynn Jones and the African Nova Scotian community, and today leader Jagmeet SIngh came to the North End public library to apologize for that slight on behalf of his party.
Activist and poet Angela Bowden reflects on the urgent need to start talking about reparations to the Black community in Nova Scotia. “The evidence and framework for reparations is already embedded in the wisdom and trauma of our elders and our youth, we require all of you to get this job done,” she writes.
Last night I attended an excellent panel discussion on the case for reparations to Black communities in Nova Scotia. It’s hard to write about these kinds of things, here is just some of what I heard.
“Like in law enforcement, criminal justice, housing, employment, education racism also plays a role in the healthcare system. How could it not be,” writes Raymond Sheppard. “To address disparities in healthcare, those involved in the delivery of healthcare must first acknowledge that discrimination and anti-Black racism in the system are real.”