Post Tagged with: "race"

Photo from (Ryersonian file photo)

University needs race-based data

” … fact-based reporting will trump anecdotal evidence, always.”

Palak Mangat

Demand true diversity

Maybe it’s because I’m graduating soon, but I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the dreaded d-word: diversity. Why is it dreaded? Hard to say, really, but as a South Asian female in the media industry, I have a theory. Granted, my experiences are limited to my 21 years, so I’m by no means an expert and I’m the first […]

by Palak Mangat· · Guest Opinion, Opinion
Ryerson Dragon Boat Club members race in a relay at the 2017 Ontario University Indoor Championships held in the SLC. (Jordan Arseneault/ Ryersonian)

Ryerson Rams Dragon Boat Club tests paddlers individually at Ontario University Indoor Championships

In a team sport, how much weight does each individual really carry? Dragon boat racing is a sport where the team that works together, wins. What happens when you dismantle that team and test each paddler  on their own strength and endurance in an intense indoor competition? On Saturday, Ryerson’s dragon boat team competed in the fifth-annual Ontario University Indoor […]

by Madonna Dennis· · Sports, Videos
The movie poster for Moonlight. (Courtesy of A24)

It’s time to end stereotypes in movies

There’s never been a film quite like Barry Jenkins’ Moonlight. Moonlight focuses on the narrative of a young black male coming out while living in inner-city Miami during the 1980s. The most revolutionary scenes of the 2017 Oscars contender happen when two black men are allowed to be intimate and vulnerable with each other. This is a rarity on screen. […]

by Kelsey Adams· · Film & Television, Opinion
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
Previous Next
Close
Test Caption
Test Description goes like this