Quote of the Day

In honour of Black history month, and reflecting my own take on it as a Canadian:
"The thing about being first is that there are some people that take exception to you being there."
- Zanana Akande ( 1937- ) The first Black woman to be elected to the Ontario legislature, and first Canadian Black woman to be appointed to a provincial government cabinet position - but not until 1990, lest any of my fellow Canadians get too excited over this "first".

It's a good time, if you haven't already, to take a look at the contributions of your Black compatriots (wherever you live) to the country you have today. For my fellow Canadians, a good starting place might be Viola Desmond, who took a stand (well, a seat!) against public racism very much like that of Rosa Parks - in 1946, some years before Ms. Parks took her renowned seat.

H/t for the suggestion from Renee of Womanist Musings and Fangs for the Fantasy.

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