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Trying something a little different this week

Hey all,

There’s an idea I’ve been kicking around inside my head for a couple of weeks, and I’ve decided I’m going to try and get it all down here this week. Unlike my regular pattern of posting, this week will be far more chaotic in terms of frequency and post length. I’m hoping to get feedback from you, and hope that this will prompt some rigorous conversation.

As a heads-up to new readers, I will be marking my customary observation of Black History Month by taking on this book. While I recognize that there is much more to black history than the story of racism, my emphasis continues to be on placing contemporary race relations in a historical context, which requires an honest exploration of what race has meant in Canada up to this point. I am sure, incidentally, that there will be abundant references to Canada’s treatment of Aboriginal people and various Asian migrant populations, so it will require a bit of branching out.

Anyway, that’s what’s going on over the next few weeks.

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