there is power in our names

Featured Image: ‘Afrovaganza’ by Teni Oluwo, photographed by Felix Crown As a Nigerian, my first name is not actually Nigerian. In fact, scratch that — as much as I love being Nigerian, Nigerians tend to be homogenized as one. A country with over 250 ethnic groups and you expect every single ethnic group to be […]

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The Divisiveness Behind the Model Minority Myth 

The idea that South and East Asians achieve a higher socioeconomic success because of their “two-parent households” and “strong emphasis on education” only serves as a poorly veiled jab at the systematic inequality disadvantaging black people from navigating the same system. We are lifted up by a system that intentionally pushes down our black friends, coworkers, and neighbours.

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