diversity

A Decade of Editorials

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Diversity doesn’t belong on the backburner

Time and time again, Queen’s whiteness has been acknowledged by the University, by its students and its faculty. But we must ask — why hasn’t it changed?Continue...

The importance of Black History Month

Earlier this year, I experienced possibly the most awkward first date of my life.Continue...

Nude colours for a darker complexion

To all my brown-skinned beauties out there, it’s time to stop pretending that those “nude” lipsticks match our actual dark skin tones.Continue...

More colour needed at the Oscars

I’d need more than two hands to count how many times I’ve been discouraged by the white-dominant nature of the arts world.Continue...

Make room for students of colour

As Kofi Annan said, “Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name.” But what happens when this isn’t the case for people of colour? What happens when the endeavour for a higher education is “whitewashed” and surrounded by a culture of whiteness?Continue...

I’m not your racism meter

I know that as a student at Queen’s — a school with a diversity problem — there’d be a risk of facing racism. What I didn’t expect was to be turned into everyone’s token person of colour (POC) friend that they could use as a point of reference.Continue...

Letter to the editor: Diversity at Queen's — A Contrarian's Experience

After reading Vishmayaa Jeyamoorthy’s article in the Oct. 16th issue of The Queen’s Journal, I felt I should share my rather different experience as “A brown face in a white place” (the title of Jeyamoorthy’s article), albeit as a faculty member at Queen's.Continue...

Islamaphobia is more than veil-deep

While many Canadians believe Islamophobia only happens elsewhere to other people, members of my family are shaving their beards and folding away their hijabs.Continue...

A brown face in a white place

Being a woman of colour in a primarily white school like Queen’s is incredibly daunting.Continue...

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