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Inheritance of War

In Justice by Wahi Mohamed May 1, 2021

To be Eritrean is to have a direct link with war and its psychological undoing. Intergenerational trauma caused by war and displacement has become etched into the very meaning of our national identity. We not only inherited our parents’ genetic traits, but their memories of orphaned newborns latching onto their dead mothers

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Sikhism’s Teachings on Justice have Taught Me about Myself.

In Justice by Upneet Masaun May 1, 2021

This idea of justice has always been central to Sikhism, the principle of being fair and righteous. Sikhism’s teachings and philosophy preach equality, unity, and truthful living, ultimately implementing moral equity among all individuals of society, regardless of their race or social class.

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Last Call

In Justice by Brianna Fable May 1, 2021

“You know you could at least pretend to be happy for me?” I decide to leave my cousin’s comment unanswered. I look out her car window and watch as the large suburban houses begin to get smaller and the people in the streets get browner. “You should trust me when I say that this boy isn’t it!” I huff. We …

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I Forgive my Father for the Injustice he has Caused Me

In Justice by Kayla Willis-Simmonds May 1, 2021

On January 27, 2020, I had a halting self-realization while watching the 62nd Grammy Awards. After watching an emotional Camila Cabello sing her new song, First Man, an understanding within me surfaced under years of longing. I do not consider myself a Camila Cabello fan, however, this song managed to wriggle through me as if I’d had written it. It …

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Remembering Where our Justice Comes From

In Justice by Elizabeth Oyegunle May 1, 2021

Somewhere along our journey as children of the diaspora, we lost the importance of looking back. I have come to understand this concept of looking back as an expedition into our lived experiences. It is a journey that strives to discover knowledge that is often lost, stolen, or hidden

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What you learn from suing your teachers

In Justice by Diego Lopez May 1, 2021

In May of 2019, a family filed  a $1-million lawsuit against the York Region District School Board (YRDSB), alleging that administrators failed to act on ongoing racial harassment and physical attacks against their child. The lawsuit arraigned the school board for not  reprimanding the student for lobing racist attacks on their family member.  The abuse started in October, but the …

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A Legacy of Self Advocacy:
How Black People Continue to Show up for Themselves

In Justice by Tani Odukale May 1, 2021

For many centuries, Black people have shouldered the responsibility of self-advocacy to get the justice and equality we deserve. From individual efforts to community-based programs, advocacy has taken many forms—and with technological advancements, we continue to see advocacy evolve to this day. Black advocacy in the past Black self-advocacy can be seen as far back as the Black Panther Party …

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How to sit on a man:
Lessons from Igbo women fighting Domestic Violence

In Justice by Edna Uhuangho May 1, 2021

When we look at domestic violence amongst women, we often look at blanketed statements that fail to encompass the intersectional experiences of women outside of their white counterparts. Even many studies lack data on the experiences of women of colour and the barriers or absence of resources for these women. Looking retrospectively at Black communities, domestic violence is reported at …

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The People Vs. Sunday

In Justice by Ike Ezekwu May 1, 2021

“We the people” ……………………… She sat quietly in front of her dilapidated house, with legs crossed and a face as expressionless as an envelope with no address on it. As we drove past her house, I couldn’t but help stop to say hello to a woman we fondly call “Mama Sunday”. As I got down from the car, I bellowed, …

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