Erasure: Anti-Black Racism Defined

The Black Community Action Network defines Anti-Black racism as:
“The erasure and impediment of Black persons through pervasive negative pathology, both overt and covert, reinforced and perpetuated systemically, the consequence of which is lack of equitable access, opportunities and justice for Blacks (living in Canada)”.

BCAN has published its first article for public consumption. Erasure, co-written by Crystal Perryman-Mark (BCAN), Nadine Rubie Foster (Bramalea CHC)and Sume Ndumbe-Eyoh (Regional Diversity Roundtable) was a collaborative effort on behalf of BCAN to name and define the cultural xenophobia experienced by Black persons - Anti-Black racism.

The Paper has become an important teaching tool within our Network and a resource to our allies. We are proud to share this work. If you would like to receive a copy, please email the coordinator at