Too black, too brown: two stories of growing up between cultures

Black and Mi’kmaq, Oscar Baker vividly remembers the feeling of being looked at as ‘different’.

“Growing up in a Mi’kmaq community with the skin colour that I have, people would remind me that I was different, that I looked different, that I sounded different. I was bullied quite a bit.”

Baker’s mother is Mi’kmaq from Elsipogtog First Nation, N.B. His father is African-American and his hometown is St. Augustine, Florida. Full interview and story for Unreserved here.

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