It’s easy for some to imagine that the US is the land of opportunity. After all, it’s a common narrative. But having good reality testing means looking at and absorbing data. To that end, Opportunity Insights deserves praise for their research, and also their advocacy.
As a teacher with the Toronto District School Board and a PhD candidate in York University’s Faculty of Education, I now focus my research on mental health and its influence on the success of Black youth throughout our education system.
Black Canadian literature dates back to the late 18th century, as do critiques of Canadian racism. In this moment, prominent young Black Canadian writers and activists, emerging from a white supremacist Canadian university system, are writing and speaking openly about the ways their experiences in higher education have shaped their activism.