CFS Ontario receives death threat

March 5, 2009

Last week the Ontario chapter of the Canadian Federation of Students received a racially-motivated death threat in the mail. An anonymous envelope contained a photo of Hildah Otieno, an international student from Kenya who is a panelist on the organization's recently formed Task Force on Campus Racism, and a controversial editorial cartoon depicting 2 police officers shooting a monkey. The pictures include hand-written epithets such as "REFUGEE DOG" and "KKK." Otieno says "there is no way that threats and insults are going to intimidate students out of confronting racism. We won't back down." Police are investigating the matter. CFS News Release