‘We see a lot of denial, but when it’s brought right into view, there’s a deep sense of shame and denial’: Cole
Desmond Cole's The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power was one of the finalists for this year's Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for the best political book of the year.
Desmond Cole: 'That responsibility falls to our media, and to our political class, who are overwhelmingly white, and who insist on devaluing Black life in Canada, by telling activist Black people that we don’t have a cause. That we’re being too loud. That we’re emulating what we see in the United States, but that it’s not really happening here.' The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade