McMaster uncovers systemic anti-Black racism in athletics culture

November 2, 2020

McMaster University has completed a Systemic Review of the Black Student-Athlete Experience and the McMaster Athletics Climate, which has uncovered “extremely concerning experiences” faced by Black student athletes. Current and former McMaster student athletes and McMaster staff participated in the review. CBC reports that the review describes a variety of racist incidents, including racial slurs and derogatory comments directed at Black student athletes. “I view this process as an exercise in understanding,” said lead reviewer Ivan Joseph. “Together, our job is to use this as an opportunity for learning, for expanding the way we think, and for seeing more clearly, more deeply, more broadly.” An action plan to implement the report’s recommendations has already been launched by McMaster’s Dean of Students and AVP Students. Daily News | CBC (ON)