racism

Man jailed for harassing students

A man who harassed Queen’s students with racial slurs and sexually aggressive behaviour was jailed on Friday after pleading guilty to two counts.Continue...

Senate repeals 1918 ‘colour ban’ on Black medical students

At the Senate’s Sept. 25 meeting, PhD candidate Edward Thomas presented an item to Senate seeking the repeal of the century-old policy that barred Black students from entering Queen’s medical school.Continue...

Excluding Black medical students hurts the entire university

A university has a duty to ensure it doesn’t repeat its past mistakes—especially when it makes people of colour feel unwelcome.Continue...

Senate motions to scrap 1918 ‘colour bar’ on Black medical students

This Tuesday, Edward Thomas brought a Notice of Motion to Senate seeking the repeal of a 1918 motion barring Black medical students’ entry to Queen’s.Continue...

Explaining the demise of Roseanne

Barr’s top-rated sitcom, Roseanne , was cancelled by ABC after the comedian’s discriminatory tweet towards former advisor to Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett. But Barr’s controversial social media presence proves nothing new.Continue...

I miss the old Kanye: free thought gone too far

Earlier this spring, Kanye West rapped, “We ain’t made it off the plantation,” calling himself a ‘slave’ to fan expectations after professing admiration for right-wing causes. The rapper subsequently tweeted in late April, “the mob can’t make [him] not love” Donald Trump, a president known for institutionalizing racism.Continue...

We can all learn from National Geographic’s acknowledgement of the past

Throughout its history, National Geographic has participated in racially-biased media coverage of people of colour within the United States and around the world.Continue...

Bachelor Winter Games misses the mark

Things aren’t looking too great in Bachelor world right now. As if things weren’t bad enough, Arie Luyendyk outed himself as being the worst Bachelor in history by proposing to one girl, breaking up with her on TV and proposing to a different girl shortly after on this week’s finale of The Bachelor . Unfortunately for this series, this comes right on the heels of an even more problematic Bachelor spin-off, Bachelor Winter Games .Continue...

Sports teams need to be held accountable for racism

It’s tempting to see the Cleveland Indians taking the infamous Chief Wahoo logo off their uniforms as a job well done, but the minimal gesture shouldn’t deserve anything more than minimal phrase.Continue...

University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity Committee members selected

On Dec. 6, Queen’s announced the members of the inaugural University Council on Anti-Racism and Equity (UCARE). Over a month later, the 17 members are now starting work on a broad mandate to “help shape the vision and strategy of the University” on matters of racism, diversity and inclusion on campus.Continue...

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