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@LeaderMcConnell in 2019, “I don’t think reparations for something that happened 150 years ago for whom none of us currently living are responsible is a good idea.”

In the United States, reparations to SLAVE OWNERS were paid at height of the Civil War.
On April 16, 1862, Lincoln signed “Act for Release of certain Persons held to Service or Labor within the District of Columbia” into law.

It gave former slave owners $300 per enslaved person set free

It incentive former enslaved to leave U.S. for $100.
Haitian Independence Debt saddled Haiti with reparation payments to former slave owners in France

In 1825, King Charles X decreed that he would recognize independence For 150 million francs

More than 10 years of the Haitian government’s entire revenue. Image
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Ummmm... yess but like no
See @nationalpost here's the poignant salient thing...

That much fuel should never be congregated in any setting. In any densely populated setting near critical infrastructure.

@OPSChiefSloly can request that support ready LilyPads...
Here's why?
Leaders lead...
Technically a metric that needs to be thoroughly calculated is... how many litres are "pooled" in the most densley parked areas.

Or newly formed illegal wooden structures. Ottawa is essentially a powder keg... that cannot be ignored
See the aim of this thread is to acknowledge system(s) of governance, are proximal & not independent of. Our confederation is & always has been "decentralized"

If @OPSChiefSloly requests it, they are obliged. There are numerous merits
@JimWatsonOttawa & @ottawacity
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#HappyBlackHistoryMonth everyone!

Let's talk about June 1943, the Battle of Bamber Bridge.

During WW2, a number of American GIs were stationed in Britain, including many black GIs.

Being the Jim Crow days, black GIs were not allowed to mix with the white locals.
When American MPs found black GIs at a local pub, they planned to return in force to arrest them.

The pub's patrons didn't appreciate being told who they could & could not drink with. Some quickly went home to get their own guns to defend the black GIs.
This prompted a 5 hour stand off, during which one of the black GIs, Private William Crossland, was shot in the back and killed.

Eventually the American MPs forced a surrender & dozens were tried & convicted for mutiny.
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Part 2 of @AsianAllies Student Series included honouring the story of 14 yo #EmmettTill & looking at systemic issues that affect Blk folks. Asian students at @MiddlefieldCI were invited to challenge the ways in which they were privileged & consider being an ally for Blk students. ImageImageImageImage
Some @YRDSB students’ comments & questions: We only learn about Western/white histories in History class!? Asians & Blk characters are quickly killed off on TV shows & movies. What kind of Asian are we talking about? The systems have situated Blk folks to face such circumstances!
It was exciting for me & @JoanneTangYRDSB to know that a number of @MiddlefieldCI students were now feeling: shocked, informed & more aware of #AntiBlackRacism. We hope they continue the #asianalliesconvo & take up the responsibility of being better allies.✊🏼💪🏼 #BlackHistoryMonth
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