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Tag: Live from the 3.5 2020

Live from the 3.5, 2020 5 The Trouble with Tokenism — No, I'm NOT What You Expected (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 #5 — The Trouble with Tokenism: No, I’m NOT What You Expected.

Tokenism. One of those things the Black community doesn’t talk about nearly enough, tokenism is what happens when someone’s in a group where everyone else is completely unlike them. Much of my life had me as the token Black guy, navigating spaces unfamiliar to me again and again as I defined […]

Live from the 3.5 2020 #4 — Canada’s Dance with Diversity (A Toronto Does Not a Canada MAKE.) (Featured Image v2)

Live from the 3.5 2020, #4 — Canada’s Dance with Diversity (A Toronto Does Not a Canada MAKE.)

“Why’s your skin so dark?” — an eight-year-old boy from small town Ontario at the Canadian National Comic Book Exposition, 2003. When a little White boy asked me why my skin was so dark at my comic con table, I wasn’t ready for it at all. As a […]

Live from the 3.5 2020, #3 — Examining Blackness. (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5 2020, #3 — Examining Blackness.

When I started this project, it had a straightforward premise—to let Black Canadians share their stories, seldom seen in our history books. And that worked at first—interviewing my fellow creators and weaving our stories together into something everyone could understand—but what I didn’t realise was how much I’d learn from […]

Live from the 3.5, 2020 2 — Do We Even NEED a Black History Month (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 #2 — Do We Even NEED a Black History Month?

Angry White Person: “Why isn’t there a White History Month???” Me: “Because that’s ‘history class’.” If you ask those who believe we live in a post-racial world, things look a little like this: Racism is over. Everyone’s equal. We know the evils that men do and teach our children not […]

Live from the 3.5, 2020 — Back to Black. (Featured Image)

Live from the 3.5, 2020 — INTRO: Back to Black.

“When we talk about black maybe We talk about situations Of people of color and because you are that color You endure obstacles and opposition And not all the time from… from other nationalities Sometimes it come from your own kind Or maybe even your own mind You […]

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