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Put Respect On Our Names’: CBC’s Uncensored honours Black women who fight against systemic racism

This week, host Alexa Joy and guests remember Breonna Taylor, celebrate Black women standing up to injustice

When I was eight years old, I recall one of my earliest encounters experiencing anti-Black racism. 

On a weekend in early fall, my mom, Paulette Isaacs, grandmother, sister and I were doing our weekly shopping at the nearby Superstore. We lived in West Kildonan at the time and were one of the only Black families living in the neighbourhood. 

That Saturday was business as usual. I tried to sneak treats into the cart while my mom and grandmother were distracted by the weekly deals and everything was fine — until we arrived at the checkout line.  

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