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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 group dresses up for Bollywood film industry’s 100th anniversary

Ryerson group dresses up for Bollywood film industry’s 100th anniversary

Ryerson students dressed up in their favourite Bollywood-themed costumes to celebrate Hindi cinema last month. Ryeflix, a student group and movie club, was created in September by a third-year business technology management student, Zaeem Sarwar, and a fourth-year psychology student, Sarah Lane. The group includes nine executive members. Ryeflix’s Bollywood costume party was its latest event, and fifth of the […]