Students, staff at UWindsor outraged after instructor uses racial slur in class

November 3, 2020
Some University of Windsor students and faculty are calling for change after a professor said a racial slur at least twice in class as an example of racist language students would encounter when reading an assigned text. The instructor apologized the next day for using the word. CBC reports that in a letter to the university, members of UWindsor’s Researchers, Academics, and Advocates of Color for Equity in Solidarity (RAACES) expressed “grave concerns” over “overt anti-Blackness” at UWindsor. “In this incident, Blackness was used as a tool to educate white students,” reads the letter. “The action was hurtful and violent to Black students.” CBC (ON)