Post Tagged with: "Black History Month"

Black History Month was first recognized by the Canadian government in 1995. This year we recognized achievements of African-Canadians in sport .
(Courtesy Citizenship and Immigration Canada)

Everyday racism: More common than you’d think

  As this year’s Black History Month comes to an end, here is a list of things you should keep in mind throughout the rest of the year: Asking why there is no “white history month” is ridiculous. From preschool to university we learn about Christopher Columbus, revisit Shakespeare multiple times, and celebrate Canadian liberalism while still denying it’s continued […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Guest Opinion, Opinion, students
Illustration by Susana Gómez Báez

N****s at play: stories of the N-word and racism

  A woman rolled down the tinted window of her silver car, stuck her head out of the window and yelled a single word: “Nigger.” Joedian Roach had just bought lunch from the convenience store across from her Brampton high school when her best friend’s hand roughly slammed into her chest and violently heaved her back onto the sidewalk. She was about […]

by Ashani Jodha· · Features, Top stories
The winners from this year's Viola Desmond awards. Left to right: Omnia Abdorbo, Nicole Neverson, Marwa Ahmed, Keitha Prospere, Anisa Hassan and Hoda Abdel-Gaber. (Erica Huculak/The Ryersonian)

Ryerson women honoured at Viola Desmond awards

Five females were honoured Monday night, at Ryerson’s sixth annual Viola Desmond Day Awards ceremony. Viola Desmond was an African-Canadian, who in 1946 was prosecuted for sitting in a whites-only section of a movie theatre. Every year, Ryerson celebrates her legacy by awarding black females of the community for their continuing efforts in shaping black history. Each award is named […]

by Erica Huculak· · News, On Campus, students