Post by Quadibloc Post by David Johnston
As long as you ignore Canada only being founded 30 years after it was
abolished. It was only a thing in the colonies that later became Canada.
It is true that, properly speaking, Negro
The simple fact you don't know or care the term 'negro' has
become an offensive term shows racism is alive and well
where you come from.
When Did the Word Negro Become Socially Unacceptable? -
"The last time the Supreme Court used the word Negro outside
quotation marks or citations to other scholarship was in 1985.
Despite public outcry, the U.S. Census still includes
the word Negro, because many older people still use it."
'Negro' is an offensive term, so why has it remained
in the name of at least 26 Texas places?
"Despite a law passed in the state in 1991 to remove the
word "Negro" from the names of places such as creeks
and valleys, at least 26 Texas locations still feature
the word, according to Reese Oxner with Houston Public Media.
The issue seems to rest in the fact that the power to change
the names of such locations lies with the U.S. Board on
Geographic Names, and the federal government blocked the
“Negro Creek,” “Negro Hollow”, "Dead Negro Draw", "Negro Creek"
and “Negrohead Bluff” are the names of just a few of the places
you'll find on a tour through the Lone Star State — and
state officials are adamant about getting them renamed."
Slavery was taking place in British
Post by Quadibloc
North America, as Confederation, forming the Dominion of Canada, would
not take place until 1867.
However, the Canadian nation and people can hardly evade responsibility
for it by that technology. "Gee, the British made us do it"?
As the article pointed out, for example, there was slavery in Quebec even
before the Conquest, although it was only when British law came that it
became chattel slavery, as in the U.S., rather than something more akin to
what the ancient Greeks had.
There was slavery in Quebec, there was slavery in Nova Scotia, and so on.
And what is now known as Ontario was established as Upper Canada in
1791, so Canada, as a thing divided into Upper Canada and Lower Canada
(that being what is known as Quebec) existed before the political unit came
into being through the addition of another two provinces.