Working While Black
Working While Black in Nova Scotia is a joint web-based project of Ujamaa, Solidarity K’jipuktuk / Halifax and Kwacha House Cafe. The project aims to publish anonymous stories of anti-black racism in the workplace in Nova Scotia. Publishing these stories allows workers in the Black community to know that they are not alone in their experience of racism. The website also serves as a means to circulate these stories beyond the Black community. This is especially important since white and other Nova Scotians often operate under the mistaken assumption that racism is a thing of the past.
Although it is not the only form of racism, anti-black racism is a particular experience to those of African descent. Stories published here are not meant to minimize or deny other forms of racism or oppression, but this space acknowledges the unique experience of being Black in Nova Scotia.