Canadian Student Group Calls for Action Against Racism on Campus

The Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students has issued a new report calling for greater efforts to combat racial hate on college and university campuses across Canada. The report documents a wide range of racial incidents that have occurred in recent years, including the writing of the word “niggers” on the door of the office of the Black Student Alliance at York University.

The report calls for Canadian universities to undertake “anti-oppression training” for all students during orientation periods and to revise curricula that are “too Eurocentric.” The student group also calls for “special consideration” or affirmative action in admissions for underrepresented groups and “equity audits” to track progress in hiring more minorities to faculty positions.

Readers can download the report by clicking here.