Canadian FG apologizes for An-black racism
Canadian FG apologizes for An-black racism: Officials from the federal government and the armed forces have officially apologized for how Canada’s sole all-Black regiment was treated while serving in the First World War.
Following discussions with the 600 descendants of the Number Two Construction Battalion, the decision was made.
In 1914, when they volunteered to serve abroad, hundreds of black men in Canada were rejected because they weren’t wanted in what was seen as a white man’s war.
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At the midday ceremony in Truro, Nova scotias were Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Defense Minister Anita Anand.
The soldiers encountered anti-Black prejudice and institutionalized racism before, during, and after their service to Canada, for which the Federal Government has expressed regret.