White North: Canadian Racism ; Image as Paragon of Racial Peace and Justice Is Being Challenged
Ap, St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)
For more than 150 years, Canadians have congratulated themselves on their country's tradition of racial equality. While their cousins to the south were undergoing the agonies of a bloody civil war followed by more than a century of oppression and strife, Canada regarded itself as an asylum for runaway slaves then as a paragon of racial peace and justice.
But a recently published book, "Towards Freedom: The African- Canadian Experience," by Ken Alexander and Avis Glaze shows the picture isn't quite so rosy as many Canadians like to think.
The book points out that:
Slavery was banned in parts of the United States 47 years before the 1833 British Emancipation …
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