Student athletes criticize RSEQ’s response to open letter addressing inclusion, diversity, racism

November 12, 2020
CBC reports that athletes are criticizing Réseau du sport étudiant du Québec (RSEQ)’s response to a recent open letter. After RSEQ made an Instagram post in June about Black Lives Matter, students wrote an open letter asking the organization to demonstrate how they have taken steps to support inclusion and diversity and to fight racism. Students felt that RSEQ’s subsequent response was dismissive and did not address the issues brought up by the letter. “I just feel like, do they care about us outside of our jerseys?” said third-year Concordia Stingers athlete Nelly Owusu. “They haven’t taken any procedures since the Instagram post — the trendy Instagram post. They haven’t reached out to the BIPOC athletes in the league.” CBC | RSEQ (QC)