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The first time I heard an excerpt of Malcom X’s “Who Taught You to Hate Yourself” speech was on Beyonce’s 2016 album Lemonade. An album that was very much for Black womxn and one that resonated with me deeply. As per Malcom X “The most disrespected woman in America, is the black woman. The most[…]

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As I prepare for the OCI recruitment process, I am constantly hearing my fellow Black law students ask questions about whether or not they should wear their natural hair for their interviews, and at large, within the workplace and firms. In her 2017 article, “Black on Bay Street”, Hadiya Roderique describes an interaction she had[…]

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“That doesn’t happen here,” “We’re not like them,” or “I’m so happy we live in Canada”: these are common phrases you hear people in Canada utter when the issue of race and racism are “trending topics”. The Canadian belief is that while racism does exist, it is nothing like what it is in America. America’s[…]

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“Wow! You’re in law school?” “You must be really smart, huh?” “Are you a basketball player?” These questions symbolize balancing limited societal expectations of Black men with barely accessible avenues for academic achievement. As a result, many Black men in law school and the legal profession are relegated to encourage an unlearning and re-education of[…]

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BLSA Canada stands in solidarity with fellow Muslim law students. Click here to read our Statement of Support. BLSA Canada mourns alongside all those shaken by the tragic shooting at a mosque in Sainte-Foy, Québec, that took 6 lives and wounded 8 others. We condemn hatred and acts of division. We must stand together in love and[…]

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