racism

Academic freedom is no excuse for racism in the classroom

On university campuses, ‘academic freedom’ can sometimes be code for racism.

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Student alleges mistreatment by campus security

Alex Wang, ArtSci ’22, was at Stauffer library finishing an assignment on the evening of Nov. 5. While working, Wang decided to momentarily pull his mask down to air it out. That’s when a security guard approached him.Continue...

Racism is as deadly as the pandemic. Queen’s Student Code of Conduct should reflect that.

The University is using the Student Code of Conduct to punish off-campus public health violations , claiming it applies because they threaten university operations. Yet this so-called loophole hasn’t been used to address off-campus acts of racism—a notable double standard that shows Queen’s administration cares more about public image than student safety.Continue...

To address vaccine hesitancy among Black and Indigenous Canadians, the government must act on racism in healthcare

Despite being disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, many Black and Indigenous Canadians are hesitant to receive the vaccine. They have every right to be.Continue...

Sexual liberation while racialized

Sexual liberation has always been core to the feminist movement. In North America, for a long time, that has looked like sexual liberation for white women and white women only, which is a subject being increasingly explored as academics of colour are given overdue space in the field of sexology.Continue...

Canada must address anti-Indigenous racism within medicine

Protests broke out this summer when an Indigenous woman named Joyce Echaquan died in a Quebec hospital, shortly after live streaming on Facebook. In the video, she detailed racist verbal abuse she’d suffered and worried she’d been given too much morphine.Continue...

O Canada: The reality of anti-Indigenous discrimination

In the weeks leading up to the US election, die-hard Trump supporters took to social media to announce they’d be moving to Canada if the incumbent president wasn’t re-elected. Canadians took offence.Continue...

The new Disney+ disclaimers help us step forward into an era of conversation

Last month, Disney made a small but significant change to how it presents certain films on its streaming platform—and it’s one for the better.Continue...

You should believe the lived experiences of BIPOC as soon as you hear them

Any claim requires some sort of evidence to back it up. When it comes to racism on campus, the lived experiences of BIPOC students should be evidence enough. Yet these experiences are completely devalued at Queen’s and viewed in a way that’s inherently white supremacist.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...

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