Stronger Together — Solidarity Statement

  • Throughout this joint statement the terms “Black”, “people of African descent” and “African Nova Scotians”, are used to ensure inclusion and acknowledgement. “African Nova Scotians” are specifically named and acknowledged due to generational isolation and disregard of their narratives and resilience. Black people is a skin color-based classification for specific people with a mid to dark brown complexion. Not all black people have dark skin; in certain countries, often in socially based systems of racial classification in the Western World, the term “black” is used to describe persons who are perceived as dark-skinned compared to other populations. In proclaiming this Decade, the international community is recognizing that people of African descent represent a distinct group whose human rights must be promoted and protected. Around 200 million people identifying themselves as being of African descent live in the Americas. Black Nova Scotians or African Nova Scotians are Black Canadians whose ancestors primarily date back to the Colonial United States as slaves or freemen, and later arrived in Nova Scotia, Canada during the 18th century.
Author/Writer: Victor Beausoleil

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