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city where he was born. In writing this piece, he channels his late father, the
hardest-working person he has even known, who always had a caring heart
for all those who needed assistance and was humble and generous to a fault.
Linda Guang Yang is a 1.5-generation Chinese Canadian, currently a legal
fellow for the Cebu field office of the IJM and a Women of Color Advancing
Peace & Security–listed expert on illicit trafficking. She grew up speaking Mandarin
with her parents and English with her sister. In all things, she channels
her late grandmothers (one who died before she was born and the other with
whom she had too little time), two fierce women educators ahead of their time.
1. See Columbia Law School, “Center for Intersectionality
and Social Policy Studies Established” (12 October
2011), online: <www.law.columbia.edu/media_
2. See Fray, “What Is an Analytical Framework?”,
DEEP (2018), online: <deephelp.zendesk.com/
3. (Beacon Press, 2018).
4. Our writing similar is similar to that used in Paulette
Brown et al, “Advocacy in Practice: Women of Color
and Our Allies” (2018) 36:1 Columbia Journal of
Gender and Law, online: <academiccommons.
acknowledge that terminology preferences may vary
and that we sometimes use terms interchangeably.
5. See Constance Backhouse, Colour-Coded: A Legal
History of Racism in Canada, 1900–1950 (Toronto:
published for the Osgoode Society of Canadian
Legal History by the University of Toronto Press,
6. See Eve Tuck & K Wayne Yang, “Decolonization Is
Not a Metaphor” (2012) 1:1 Decolonization: Indigenity,
Education & Society 1, online: <www.latrobe.
7. See Alexia Kapralos, “Racialized Lawyers Face
Additional Struggles with Mental Health”, Canadian
Lawyer (29 November 2018), online: <www.canadian
16553/>; Lisa Yeung, “Racism Is Wreaking
Havoc on Our Mental Health, Says Policy Expert
Uppala Chandrasekera”, Huffington Post (10
December 2017), online: <m.huffingtonpost.ca/
8. See the Right Honourable Beverley McLachlin,
“Racism and the Law: The Canadian Experience”
(2002) 1 JL & Equality 7; Daniel H Pink, A Whole
New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
(New York: Penguin Group, 2006).
9. Columbia Law School, “Kimberlé Crenshaw on Intersectionality,
More than Two Decades Later” (8 June
2017), online: <www.law.columbia.edu/pt-br/news
10. National Association for Law Placement, 2018
Report on Diversity in U.S. Law Firms (January
2019), online: <www.nalp.org/uploads/2018NALP
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The Business Case for Retaining and Advancing
Women Lawyers in Private Practice (July 2009),
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Columbia, Equity and Diversity Advisory Committee,
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in BC (1992–2017) (March 2018), online:
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of Women in Private Practice – Status Report (Spring
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11. See also Kimberlé Crenshaw, “Mapping the Margins:
Intersectionality, Identity Politics, and Violence
Against Women of Color” in Martha Albertson Fineman
& Roxanne Mykitiuk, eds, The Public Nature of
Private Violence: The Discovery of Domestic Abuse
(New York: Routledge, 1994) at 93–118.