UOttawa experiences second racist hate crime this month

October 30, 2020
The University of Ottawa has experienced a second case of racist graffiti on campus this month. After racist graffiti was found in a campus building earlier this month, a car parked overnight on campus had a racial slur and the word “Black” scratched into it. UOttawa spokesperson Patrick Charette responded to the incident by saying that “the University of Ottawa unreservedly condemns all acts of racism. Every individual has the right to live in dignity, free from discrimination.” CBC reports that some students are calling for administration to take responsibility for what has happened. “It’s like they’re refusing to acknowledge that students are in pain, students are hurting, students are feeling unsafe,” said Josiane N’tchoreret-Mbiamany, executive of the Black Student Leaders Association and vice-president of equity for the Communications Student Association. CBC (ON)