Good morning, folks. Erica Butler here at the Morningfile keyboard today. News 1. Burnside jail “The prisoner protest at the Burnside jail is in part sparked by the move to the direct supervision model,” reports El Jones: Both staff and prisoners say that the change to new day rooms has been disorganized, that there is […]
Tyrell [not his real name] is an African Nova Scotian man in his 20s. For obvious reasons Tyrell doesn’t want to be identified for this story, and while he spoke about his life, he did not want to be directly quoted. Some details have been changed to protect his identity. Growing up in housing with […]
1. “Privacy breaches” continue
An apology: The Halifax Examiner acknowledges that the Armour Group Limited neither hired, nor fired, the janitors previously employed to clean Founder’s Square. Further, The Halifax Examiner retracts, and apologizes for the allegation that Armour Group engaged in racial discrimination in determining to no longer engage with GDI Integrated Facility Services. On Friday morning, the janitors […]
My mother’s stories all had happy endings. “And then I went back years later,” she would conclude triumphantly, “and waved my degree and said who’s the nigger now?” As a young child, this Black version of happily ever after did not strike me as improbable. Stories of a great uncle, studying medicine in Edinburgh while […]
On Sept. 25, the United Nations Human Rights Council discussed a report on Canada by its Working Group of Experts on Peoples of African Descent. The report, which shone its white-hot light on our country’s sordid history of slavery and racism in virtually every sphere of life — from education to justice to the environment...
Historian Afua Cooper is on the show this week to talk about racism, slavery and Lord Dalhousie, the university’s namesake. She’s the James R. Johnston Chair in Black Canadian Studies at Dal. She has a few things to say about the statues coming down. Plus, Tim and Terra discuss the latest rally at the Cornwallis […]
When I went to the community meeting at the North Branch Library about police street checks, I wasn’t expecting much. I assumed Chief Jean-Michel Blais would say he was listening to the community, he understood our concerns, that they were implementing a number of recommendations — the usual PR type responses. Instead, speaking in the heart […]