I know how it feels to be completely let down and discarded by the system to which you were so loyal and in which you invested so much. For me, I had to step back from that which was causing me harm.
We carry a lot of trauma as Black people: the pressure to work twice as hard to get half the recognition as our white peers, managing racial microaggressions, and mitigating institutional racism that strips us of our humanity and punishes us for speaking out. Unsplash photograph by Jon Tyson
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Justice Canada has more recently been using ‘they’ as a singular gender-neutral pronoun on a piecemeal basis, but the gendered nature of the French language requires study, with a review currently underway.
In its first budget in more than two years, Ottawa is also allocating $11-million to help tackle anti-Asian racism in the wake of a pandemic year that has seen a ‘disturbing trend’ of reported incidents.