Unlearning anti-Black racism 101: Stop Canadiansplaining
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C. Daigle
Discrimination, Indigenous education, Islamophobia, Racism
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Daigle, C. (2016, September 3). Unlearning anti-Black racism 101: Stop Canadiansplaining. Rabble. https://rabble.ca/anti-racism/unlearning-anti-black-racism-101-stop-canadiansplaining/ 


Upon sharing their experiences, Black people experienced numerous accounts of “Canadiansplaining” by White and other racialized groups. “Canadiansplaining” refers to the invalidation of Black Canadian experiences and ignoring anti-Black racism. “Canadiansplaining” results from anti-Black racism as it minimizes the traumatic impacts and daily experience of anti-Black racism, is a form of deflection, reduces Black Canadian experiences by comparing to Black American experiences and ignores the accomplishments of Black individuals. In addition, telling Black Canadians they have it better than Black Americans and Indigenous people is a form of “Canadiansplaining”. It is important to talk about anti-Black racism in Canada as it is real and has real impacts on people.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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