UWindsor RAACES observes day of mourning over anti-Black racism

December 9, 2020
The University of Windsor’s Researchers, Academics, Advocates of Colour for Equity in Solidarity (RAACES) group has announced that it has designated the first Monday of each month as a day of mourning over anti-Black racism. The group first observed the day of mourning on Monday. CBC reports that instructors are participating by not answering emails or messages. RAACES also recommends that students be given extensions or exam cancellations similar to if they had lost a family member. The action comes after several incidents on campus, including faculty members receiving racist and threatening messages, UWindsor’s handling of a Black student’s assault complaint, and members of the unaffiliated Delta Chi fraternity sending racist and hateful Facebook messages. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | CBC (3) (ON)