·  by Melissa Keith   ·  Our Times

Working While Black in Nova Scotia

"Working While Black in Nova Scotia is a web-based project that is documenting anti-Black racism in the workplace in Nova Scotia," says Sichel. "It's a collaboration between three organizations, which are Solidarity Halifax, Kwacha House Café and Ujamaa."

Endlessly defining and redefining racism can hamper conversation about real experiences. For this reason, the WWB in NS website allows participants to directly submit writing about real-life encounters with racial oppression, rather than making them first prove their experiences are somehow "racist enough" to include.

"I guess everybody has their own opinion as to what it is, so myself, personally, I try not to get bogged down on trying to say 'Is that racism?' or 'Is that not racism?'" offers Byard. "I'm more interested in whether something is wrong or just. I'm more interested in whether something is discriminatory or prejudiced against people of a certain race." The Halifax resident is concerned about the invisibility of much everyday racism, and the notion that "real" racism is only its most extreme manifestations.

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Working While Black in Nova Scotia

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