racism

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...

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...

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