racism

Bye bye Miss America lies

In a supposedly progressive era, Western society is harbouring a dirty little secret — we’re not as multicultural and accepting as we pretend to be.Continue...

Issue 9: Darts & Laurels

Issue 9: Darts & LaurelsContinue...

Dismantling the culture of silence: Mental health and race

In November 2012, the Principal’s Commission on Mental Health released its final report with 116 recommendations for a mental health strategy at Queen’s. Of these recommendations, only a small portion (section 3.7: Vulnerable populations) address those who are socially marginalized and have greater experiences of stress.Continue...

We need to analyze why Don Cherry wasn’t cancelled a long time ago

Anyone who’s had the displeasure of spending their Saturday nights from October to April watching the Toronto Maple Leafs lose on Hockey Night in Canada knows that if you can get through the first period without throwing the remote at the television, you see something special.Continue...

An open letter to the writer of the racist and homophobic note

Last week, a racist and homophobic note was posted in Chown Hall residence.Continue...

“We’re going to let this strengthen us”: students of Chown Hall floor speak to racist note

Emily* was on her way to class on the morning of Oct. 10 when she found a note taped to the wall in her common room on the fourth floor of Chown Hall.Continue...

Queen’s formally apologizes for Black medical student ban

More than a hundred years ago, Queen’s banned Black medical students from enrolling in the program. On April 16, the University apologized.Continue...

‘Racist and hateful’ graffiti appears on campus

Overnight Thursday, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre’s outdoor display of its Soundings exhibition—which features the work of Indigenous artists using sound as a call for decolonization—was vandalized with racist graffiti.Continue...

Being a minority at the Smith School of Business

Queen’s commerce’s roots as a traditionally white-dominated, expensive program has created many social pitfalls for its marginalized studentsContinue...

McGill athletics’ name challenge is long overdue

In the case of McGill University’s Redmen sports teams, the name carries the impact of unadulterated racism—regardless of its intent.Continue...

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