3 August 2017

In a recent article for The Walrus, 2014 scholar Wendell Adjetey questions Canada’s narrative as a country without the type of racial civil unrest that has plagued the United States. While Canada has perhaps had fewer outbursts of racial violence than its Southern neighbor, its history of Indigenous residential schools, slavery, and interning Japanese Canadians demonstrate that this is because of circumstance, not virtue on the part of Canadians. Adjetey questions whether Indigenous frustration might soon reach a boiling point that erupts into racial violence.

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Wendell Adjetey

Wendell is examining how cross-border migrations in Great Lakes cities enabled Black people to effect political change in Canada and the US.

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