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We did it. A year that Time Magazine dubbed as “The Worst Year Ever” is finally ending [1]. 2020 pushed us to the brink emotionally, physically, and mentally. A global pandemic, nationwide protests over racial injustice and a contentious presidential election have dominated the news this year. Surely these events have affected us all on[…]

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[Editors’ note: This blog post was drafted prior to an increasing number of recent incidents of overt anti-Black racism, and several other deplorable discriminatory conduct, at the University of Windsor. Although they are not explicitly included in this article, they are inextricably relevant to the topic at hand, and have caused further harm to the[…]

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For some time now, I have questioned how to best fit into the trajectory of my future without losing the undercurrent and authenticity of my past. As a Black female navigating the legal sphere, every progressive step is marred with questions of imposter syndrome and anguish over a loss of identity.  Every Black individual exists[…]

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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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