COMMENTARY: Black History Month at the U of A

02 February 2021

The growing enthusiasm to celebrate BHM also means asking difficult questions about inequities.

Recent social trends have forced us to rethink the lives of Black people globally and in particular, their place in the Canadian society. The United Nations proclaimed 2015–2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent in recognition of the fact that the immeasurable impacts of oppression, dispossession, and discrimination stemming from slavery, colonization, capitalist expansion, and the current age of globalization have marked “people of African descent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected.”

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