The Skin We're In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power
In his 2015 cover story for Toronto Life magazine, Desmond Cole exposed the racist actions of the Toronto police force, detailing the dozens of times he had been stopped and interrogated under the controversial practice of carding. The story quickly came to national prominence, shaking the country to its core and catapulting its author into the public sphere. Cole used his newfound profile to draw insistent, unyielding attention to the injustices faced by Black Canadians on a daily basis.
Desmond Cole is a Canadian activist, best-selling author, broadcaster, and journalist. Cole is a former columnist for the Toronto Star and has also written for publications including The Walrus, NOW Magazine, The Tyee and Torontoist.