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Policing Black Lives

State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present
Auteur(s): Robyn Maynard
Narrateur(s): Marcia Johnson
Durée: 12 h et 16 min
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Delving behind Canada’s veneer of multiculturalism and tolerance, Policing Black Lives traces the violent realities of anti-Blackness from the slave ships to prisons, classrooms, and beyond. Robyn Maynard provides listeners with the first comprehensive account of nearly 400 years of state-sanctioned surveillance, criminalization, and punishment of Black lives in Canada.

While highlighting the ubiquity of Black resistance, Policing Black Lives traces the still-living legacy of slavery across multiple institutions, shedding light on the state’s role in perpetuating contemporary Black poverty and unemployment, racial profiling, law enforcement violence, incarceration, immigration detention, deportation, exploitative migrant labor practices, disproportionate child removal, and low graduation rates.

Emerging from a critical race feminist framework that insists that all Black lives matter, Maynard’s intersectional approach to anti-Black racism addresses the unique and understudied impacts of state violence as it is experienced by Black women, Black people with disabilities, as well as queer, trans, and undocumented Black communities.

A call-to-action, Policing Black Lives urges listeners to work toward dismantling structures of racial domination and re-imagining a more just society.

Bespeak Audio Editions brings Canadian voices to the world with audiobook editions of some of the country’s greatest works of literature, performed by Canadian actors.

©2017 Robyn Maynard (P)2019 Bespeak Audio Editions

Ce que les critiques en disent

"Grounded in an impressive and expansive treatment of Black Canadian history, Maynard has written a powerful account of state anti-Black violence in Canada. Empirically rich and theoretically nimble, this work is an outstanding contribution to Black Canadian Studies." (Barrington Walker, Queen’s University)

"Robyn Maynard’s meticulously-researched and compelling analysis of state violence challenges prevailing narratives of Canadian multiculturalism and inclusion by examining how structures of racism and ideologies of gender are complexly anchored in global histories of colonization and slavery. This book should be read not only by those who have a specific interest in Canadian histories and social justice movements but by anyone interested in the abolitionist and revolutionary potential of the Black Lives Matters movement more broadly." (Angela Y. Davis)

"To understand this moment in Canada when Black communities are asserting that Black Lives really do matter, readers need this book." (Sylvia D. Hamilton)

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  • 2020-05-30

Great book! It was very detailed and eye opening!

It is a must-read for all Canandians no matter the background. I salute the meticulous research methode that the author Robyn Maynard used to gather the data for this project. I also congratulate the author for her ability to simplify the complex infornation contained within the book! I strongly recommend this book!

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Couldn't get past two chapters.

I bought this book to learn more about the situation that inspired the BLM movement, and the plight of our indigenous people. What I got was depressed. A summary after two excruciating chapters? No person of colour or indigenous person, has ever had a good day, ever, in the history of mankind. But especially in this hell hole we call Canada. I'm putting it down, for good.

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  • MB
  • 2020-10-08

Sobering, sad and eye opening

I was a relatively naive (on this topic) 57 year old white Canadian woman who learned a lot about Canada and about “the black’ perspective in Canada. by listening to this book. I didn’t always agree with the author’s liberal use of the words violent and violence, however, I didn’t let it stop me from listening to the hard stories and hearing and gaining a better “understanding” of the problems faced by black Canadians. This book was recommended by LeadNow for those who want to learn more about being antiracist instead of just striving to be non-racist. Reading or listening to this book is a good place to start.

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Every Canadian should read this incredibly important book

From slavery to mass incarceration to segregation to the racist harm perpetuated by the child welfare system, to police brutality, to the school to prison pipeline, these are all things that Canadians are regularly told are facets of racism in America, not something we deal with here, since we celebrate our multiculturalism, right? No. All the things I listed above are just *some* of the topics covered in this book, which explicitly looks at all the ways black people and black bodies are policed in Canada. It’s an important book that dispels a lot of our national myths and sense of superiority over our southern neighbours, as well as dispelling a lot of racist myths that white Canadians like myself absorbed by living in a nation that privileges white lives and white culture over all others. We need to challenge those racial assumptions and unconscious biases we have in order to do the work to dismantle these systems of oppression and support the incredibly brave work being done by BIPOC in Canada to create a more equitable and just society that addresses all the systemic harm done I can not recommend this book enough.

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A Must Read

You MUST listen to this if you have been through the Canadian public school system. Canadians are taught that we are a cut above the rest when it comes to how we (colonialists) have treated other ethnicities and that we exist in an ethnically egalitarian castle on the hill. Listen. Learn the truth.

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good introduction to canadian anti-black racism

A well narrated, brilliantly written and very organized canadian perspective on anti black racism throughout our history.

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Eye opening!

Wow! The history and continued racist policies that are ongoing in Canada is incredible and injust. A a white man, I have always looked at Canada as being better than the United States in regards to racism, and had truly closed my eyes and remained happily ignorant to the travesties that were and are happening all around me. This book will play an instrumental part in how I move forward in voting and pushing for changes in policies. I recognize that I have truly been a part of the problem because of my inaction and acceptance of what the government has told me. Hopefully more will read and listen to these powerful words so that they too may have their eyes opened.

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Eye Opening

Really hard to see the veil lifted seeing the true treatment of Black Lives in Canada. I’m left sad and upset at the injustices by our so called multicultural country.

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a relevant reading to understand systematic racism

A great book to deep dive into the roots of systematic racism and state violence against black people (with some comments on racism against indigenous and non white folks) the author is aware of the need of an intersectional approach, including elements like gender, disabilities, immigration status, poverty and queernes into the analysis. A relevant reading to understand better racial dynamics in canada and to challenge our current state.

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Must Read/Listen!

This is necessary learning for Canadians, to understand the structures and systems of oppressions facing Black folx in our country. We are not immune to systemic racism, even though we like to think we are because we're Canadian!