diversity

Address campus racism at the root

Diversifying Queen’s population and academic curriculum are critical to ensuring that unintentional discrimination and racism don’t persist on campus.Continue...

We need to diversify the comedy scene

Our conception of comedy is constantly changing. As the comedy scene continues to evolve, we must support a diverse range of comedians and comedy, if only because good humour is subjective, not universal.Continue...

Literary canons are flawed, and our courses should reflect that

Introductory English classes, like ENGL100 and 200, are typically composed of texts by white men. While these texts are pulled from the literary canon, and no doubt have merit, they aren’t diverse. And that’s a problem.Continue...

Universities should acknowledge unique experiences of separate minorities, not lump them in together

A story originally titled “Too Asian?” appeared in Maclean ’s in 2010, suggesting that Asian students were not only a threat to the admissions process but that if other minorities only worked hard enough, they could be as represented in university populations too. This logic is a racist fallacy universities need to correct by acknowledging the unique experiences of separate minority groups.Continue...

How the new Best Picture criteria fits into the Oscars’ diversity problem

In January 2015, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the list of nominees for that year’s Oscars. In the four acting categories, all 20 nominations went to white actors.Continue...

Commentary: lack of diversity manifests on stage and behind the scenes in Queen’s theatre

Dhanish Chinniah, director of 2019’s Fun Home , was the second visible minority to direct a Queen’s Musical Theatre production since 2012.Continue...

It’s time to start decolonizing methods of mental wellness

Mental wellness isn’t a one-method-fits-all system—especially for people of colour (POC).Continue...

Oscars 2020: Parasite, Jojo Rabbit, and more

After a few years of controversy over the lack of diversity in nominees and award-winners, the 2020 Oscars saw audiences reasonably content with this year’s results.Continue...

Diversity in Canadian media should start on campuses

Student newspapers are the training grounds for the next generation of journalists—and the starting points for much-needed newsroom diversification.Continue...

Strength in numbers is clear for Queen’s female politicians

Jessica Dahanayake (Sci ’20), AMS vice-president (Operations), sometimes second-guesses herself in her role as part of the Society’s executive. The student politician says these doubts are intertwined with concerns about how she is perceived as a woman in a political position.

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