Black on Bay Street

“I desperately wanted a big law job. As the black daughter of low-income Caribbean immigrants, a cab driver and a customer service representative, such a job had a special allure. First year lawyers on Bay Street make about $100,000, a figure that puts them in the top 8 per cent of Canadians earners. Make partner and you’re a solid 1 per center. It’s a way to leap, instantly, into a different social and economic category. For first-generation children, the weight of our parents’ sacrifice is heavy, even when unspoken.”

Hadiya Roderique – The Globe and Mail – November 2017


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