The Black Legal Action Centre (BLAC) was created to challenge and eradicate individual and systemic anti-Black racism. BLAC, and all those who we work with and learn from, have much work to do to make this vision a reality.
Today, on Emancipation Day, we are especially cognizant of the work that remains to be done.
While strides have no doubt been made, BLAC recognizes that the seemingly unyielding legacy of slavery – that existed in Ontarioi – is alive and well. What is clear to us at BLAC is that the stereotypes intricately linked to our dehumanization as Black people endure. How else does a person treat another human being as property, if not to negate their humanity?