From the west to east and in between, racism and White supremacy are interwoven into Canadian historical fabric. Racism and White supremacy are maintained and supported by the exclusion and erasure of Black historical experiences. In our multi-racial society, race matters. In order to address racism and White supremacy, it is important to understand that the stories that define us as Canadians also include Black people.
Wilburn Hayden, Jr., Professor Emeritus and Senior Scholar, School of Social Work, York University, B.A., St. Andrews University; M.S.W., University of North Carolina; Ph.D., University of Toronto
Hayden has taught in nine American and Canadian public universities. Hayden is a social work educator and practitioner, community organizer, and Appalachian Scholar.