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Deepika Shewaramani says the term "whitewashed" belittles someones struggles and experiences. (Sam Crisp/Ryersonian Staff)

Stop calling people whitewashed

There are certain times when it’s appropriate to use the term whitewashed — when referring to Hollywood’s casting or mainstream media representation, for example. But using it for a person of colour, thinking they’re acting “too white,” is definitely not one of those times. This month a friend was introducing me to someone who later asked what my ethnicity is. […]

by Deepika Shewaramani· · Opinion
Ryerson uproar: Opportunity for discussion not insults

Ryerson uproar: Opportunity for discussion not insults

A highly inflammatory article was published last week in The Ryersonian about two non-racialised student journalists getting barred from an event for racialised students. Safe spaces for any group are important, though not necessarily always understood – which is why the quality of the discussion around issues of inclusion is so crucial. “White students barred from funded Ryerson Students’ Union […]

by Dasha Zolota· · Opinion
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

Loving across racial divides: stories of interracial romance

Though it is still uncommon, interracial dating is on the rise. Sharnelle Kan and Debbie Hernandez share their stories. Sharnelle My boyfriend Anuk and I were running errands in downtown Chicago last October when I received a text from my brother back home in Toronto that made me freeze. I hadn’t had time to do the dishes the night before […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Features
One wedding in two worlds

One wedding in two worlds

As a Pakistani girl, daydreams about my wedding were different from other girls. I knew my wedding wouldn’t be just one day, but several days of celebration. I wouldn’t be wearing a white dress, but a heavily sequined one in traditional colours like yellow, red and green. I knew what my wedding would look like but my daydreams certainly did […]

by Anam Latif· · Opinion, Voices