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Canadian Judge Frees North Carolina Negro

By: Anthony N. Morgan

“Canadian Judge Frees North Carolina Negro”

The above is the title of a New York Times article published on March 4, 1922. The “North Carolina Negro” being referred to is Matthew Bullock. This is his story:

In 1911, Canadian Prime Minister and McGill Law alumnus, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, passed into law the following provision:

"His excellency in Council, in virtue of the provisions of Sub-section c of Section 38 of the Immigration Act, is pleased to Order and it is hereby Ordered as follows: For a period of one year from and after the date hereof the landing in Canada shall be and the same is prohibited of any immigrants belonging to the Negro race, which race is deemed unsuitable to the climate and requirements of Canada."

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Our members make headlines!

Three McGill law students are elected to the Black Law Students’ Association of Canada:

http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2009/03/three-mcgill-students-elected-to-black-law-students-association-of-canada/

Past President of the BLSAC and McGill Law Student Anthony Morgan is interviewed by Droit Inc:

http://www.droit-inc.com/article3836-Etudiants-ou-etudiants-noirs


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A Second Look at McGill’s Intrepid Global Citizens

“There is a point at which methods devour themselves.”  Franz Fanon

Among McGill’s socially-conscious cosmopolitan elites, undertaking an international internship in a developing country is a standard and applauded rite of passage.  The ubiquitous photo of an intern smiling with a pot-bellied black baby in her arms has become a merit badge for anyone truly serious about making a “difference” and becoming a “global citizen.”  I find many aspects of this culture within the Faculty truly disturbing.

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