Dal withdraws disciplinary action against student who made Facebook post on white fragility

October 27, 2017

Dalhousie University has announced that it will withdraw disciplinary action against a student over a post she made on Facebook criticizing white fragility and its connection to Canada 150 celebrations. Masuma Khan had been facing possible disciplinary action over the post. After withdrawing the disciplinary action, Dal Vice-Provost of Student Affairs Arig al Shaibah said in a statement that the incident “demonstrated the need for an open, thorough discussion on campus about the appropriate policies and processes to support freedom of expression.” Masuma says that she was not consulted about the decision and that the withdrawal of discipline “doesn’t stop the fact that systemic racism happens on our campus, and it doesn't stop that the university still isn't dealing with that.” CBC | Montreal Gazette