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#BlackInSchool is Habiba Cooper Diallo’s high school journal, in which she documents, processes, and resists the systemic racism, microaggressions, stereotypes, and outright racism she experienced in Canada’s education system. Cooper Diallo’s words will resonate with some, but should shock, appall, and animate a great many more into action towards a society that is truly equitable for all.


“A critical perspective on anti-black racism in the education system from the people we need to hear from most on this matter—Black students.” —Jael Richardson

"Diallo’s voice is fully realized, and it is the voice we need right now." —Quill & Quire

“Vivid, candid, and courageous. A must-read for all educators.” —Dolana Mogadime, Brock University
“A powerful, ‘must read’ accounting of the lived experiences of Blacknesses and anti-Black racism in schools…. It is a call for action from the forces of power to address the cancer of racism and anti-racist violence meted on Black bodies and the African humanity.” —George J. Sefa Dei, Director, Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies, University of Toronto

"#BlackInSchool is an insightful and important reflection of the realities Black youth face in the Canadian education system. Habiba Cooper Diallo gives voice to the so often silenced Black youth of our generation.” —Uzoma Asagwara, Manitoba NDP MLA and Activist