Black People : Equality Today

Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by Sangofa, Sep 13, 2004.

  1. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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  4. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I finally found the section about Media Bias. It was very interesting. I did pick up one thing and it appears to be geared towards or about Afro-Canadians. Does anyone know anything about Afro-Canadians or a link about them. I found a article about them that says that some have both British and African American Ancestry. Does that make them African American as well? :confused:
     
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    I am black Canadian. We have black people from all over.

    There is African American background here from both immigration over the years and the handfull of blacks that remained in Canada after slavery was abolished. The majority of blacks that came here thru the Underground railroad went back to the US to re-unite with family.

    We have large populations of people from and whose background is from the Carribean, and Africa. To we have very few blacks who came from Brittain...that is a false statement. Most of US have African and Carribean Roots. There are blacks from South America and other parts too of course.

    We are NOT African American. That is an ethnic term that represents a black person born in and/or living in the US. We have those who call them self black Canadians and those with strong ties to their home country: Jamaican-Canadians, Hatian-Canadians, Ghanaian-Canadians, Brizilian-Canadians etc. There are African-Americans living here....I am guessing they just go by that if they came over as adults and go by "black Canadian" if they came as kids.
     
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    I only got half way thru these stories...but can relate to most thru personal experience and recognize the others as well!!

    Where did you find these?? This is really good stuff. What year was this put together?
     
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    Ok...I looked thru the rest...interesting. I like the article on the music scene in Toronto!! That link about responding to racial bias in the media is good too.
     
  8. Sangofa

    Sangofa Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    I did a general search about African Americans and Canadians and that website was one of the ones that came up.


    http://www.qesn.meq.gouv.qc.ca/mpages/title.htm. I found this website as well. I'm not familiar with Canadian history so I don't know how accurate the information is. :read:
     
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    WHOAH...........

    That last link is a SERIOUS website. I have not had much time to search for stuff like that online. I have skipped thru that site and it looks fairly accurate with some good sources and the topics covered are good ones. There is alot in there to read. :read:

    I saved it to my favourites list!!! Thanks alot!!! :toast: :toast:
     
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    I'm an African born in Canada....and if I had been here, I would be an African born in America.
     
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