racism

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...

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...

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