Black Communities Have Known about Mutual Aid All Along

The black community has a rich history of crowdfunding that goes back generations to help the most vulnerable stay afloat, creating a security net for those who would otherwise fall through the cracks. Mutual aid groups are once again coming to the rescue for many black communities. Students in Canada unable to work due to visa restrictions, migrants, and those who relied on odd jobs for income are all unable to receive government aid during the pandemic. Groups like Black in BC Mutual Aid Collective attracted an influx of donations in the aftermath of George Floyd's murder, providing much-needed relief.

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