It is dishonest to exploit or rewrite history in order to serve fringe political agendas.

Black History Month is upon us. Each year, I look forward to recognizing the achievements of Black men and women in our communities. But, this time around, I’m asking for your help.

I need help with deciding how to best describe the individuals and organizations among us who are rewriting and misrepresenting Black history in order to serve fringe political agendas.

Do we call these sowers of discord the far left? Maybe radical progressives? What about Marxists, woke, or social just warriors? Perhaps we can rely on a distinction popularized by counter-extremism advocate Maajid Nawaz: regressive left, as opposed to progressive left?

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Jamil Jivani
Senior Fellow at Macdonald-Laurier Institute

Jamil Jivani is an award-winning lawyer and author, who serves as the Government of Ontario’s first-ever advocate for Community Opportunities. He also leads a youth-focused research nonprofit, Road Home Research & Analysis, which is supported by the Pinball Clemens Foundation, and hosts a weekly radio show, “Tonight with Jamil Jivani” on Newstalk 1010.