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14 Things We Wish African-Americans Knew About Black Canadians

A boot is something you put your foot in, not something we say.

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And the term ‘woe’ was actually first used by Toronto rapper Devontée.

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And while racism may not be as blatant here as in comparison to the US, Canada still isn’t a kumbaya racial utopia. Slavery and slave rebellions took place during the 18th century and Black Canadians still face a great deal of discrimination today.

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We’re sometimes envious of the solidarity among African Americans. There’s a huge divide among Black Canadians as many of us immigrated to this country from Africa and the Caribbean.


We have yet to establish a solid ‘Black Canadian’ identity, and instead often stick to our native cultures.

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