Tamar Lyons is one of the students who says she faced “personal attacks” at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. Lyons, a second-year media production student, said she was told by another student, “there’s too many of you here, you need to sit down,” when she stood to speak on a motion that asked the RSU to commemorate Holocaust Education Week. […]
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A pro-Israel campus group says its members were met with anti-Semitic taunts at a Ryerson Students’ Union meeting Tuesday. In a letter sent to RSU president Obaid Ullah, a spokesman for Hasbara Fellowships Canada said he was writing “on behalf of concerned Ryerson University students who are shocked and unsettled” after the meeting. Robert Walker, the Canadian director of the […]
On Nov. 9, Donald Trump was elected as the 45th president of the United States. I watched the election unfold as I sat inside the Ryersonian newsroom with my friends and colleagues. Our conversations moved from “Hillary Clinton will win with a landslide,” to “Is this really happening?” Throughout the evening, our feelings had shifted from being hopeful that Clinton […]
The RSU is handing out scholarships worth $2,000 to 15 mental health student leaders.
A group of black students on campus has called for more black and racialized faculty along with other demands.
RyersonianTV: November 20, 2015 – Trans Remembrance Day at Ryerson, food cost increased, exclusive wind tunnel at Kerr Hall
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Ryerson students rallied in support of the Missouri university protests.
Two months after Black Lives Matter activists crashed Alok Mukherjee’s final Toronto Police Services board meeting, the former police board chair is starting his new role at Ryerson with an appearance on a panel addressing the anti-police brutality movement. Mukherjee stepped down from the board in August after 10 years as chair, and is now a distinguished visiting professor for the criminology […]
It’s a very rare occurrence that someone can say Miley Cyrus taught them something useful. Especially about race. Last month, the annual MTV Video Music Awards revealed a hostile moment between Cyrus and Nicki Minaj that no one really understood. It all started after Cyrus weighed in on Minaj’s comments on Twitter about the lack of black female nominees for […]
Race-based issues are evolving and, unfortunately, the media’s coverage of them isn’t. Gone are the days where acts of discrimination are solely blatant and intentional. Today, they’re often packaged in a confusing, discrete, unintentional, and often misunderstood delivery called a microaggression — unintentional acts of prejudice or discrimination. Microagressesions are accidental, rooted in societal perceptions from centuries ago. It’s one […]
I was met with silence when I finally found the guts to open up to my significant other about the painful experiences I had growing up with racism. The moments crawled by as he sat there, still with seemingly nothing to say until I couldn’t take it anymore and blurted out in an obviously shaky voice: “Forget I said anything. […]
Last week The Ryersonian reported on an incident that involved two students who were turned away from an event because they are white. Since then there has been a lot of commentary on the piece and a lot of debate — a lot of the criticism is valid. There are two sides to the story: 1) the media has a […]
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 […]
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 […]
After the nominations for this year’s Oscars were announced, my best friend asked me my opinion about them. I first noticed that all 20 of the acting nominees were white, then that the only non-white directing nomination was for Birdman, a movie with no people of colour in its leading roles. This illustrates a systematic lack of representation in the media, […]
The words “peaceful” and “protest” seem to contradict one another. Is it possible to be calm – to not be enraged – when society, or ironically, the justice system, has failed to provide justice? But more importantly, is the peaceful protest effective, or does it simply downplay the tragedies we so desperately want to stand up against? The Arabic poet, […]
Three white guys and a Chinese-Canadian immigrant woman walk into a mayoral debate. A white, grey-haired, older male audience member stands up and takes the mike. “With due respect, this is directed to Ms. Chow,” he begins. “I’ve heard you talk about your immigrant background and how important it was, etc. I presume, in this room, there are plenty of […]
I hate going to work things. You know, the “Hey, we’re going to Moxie’s for a drink,” or, “Hey, we’re all going to so-and-so’s house to hang out.” No thank you. Well, I usually come up with something less direct and more polite, always accompanied by a smile and followed with a, “Thanks anyways, I’ll be there next time, I […]
I’m not one to casually drop Bible verses to get a point across, but here goes: “But everything exposed by the light becomes visible — and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.” Ephesians 5:13, New International Version. I came across this passage after spending hours online, drifting through holy grails like Youtube, Reddit and Twitter. I can’t remember how […]