Du Bois tried every possible solution to solve racism

Friday, February 9th, 2007

W.E.B. Du Bois

W.E.B. Du Bois was a leading American civil rights advocate, pan-Africanist and virtuosic scholar who guided the struggle for black equality into the 20th century.

In his biography of Du Bois, David Levering Lewis writes, “In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. (read more)

Underground Railroad freed thousands

Friday, February 9th, 2007

The Underground Railroad

Fully established by the 1820s, the Underground Railroad was a network of people helping transport escaped American slaves to Canada.

Word had spread throughout the American South of Lt. Governor John Graves Simcoe’s 1793 anti-slavery legislation, which eventually lead to the abolishment of slavery in Canada, and that British law would protect their rights. (read more)

Affirmative action provides a short-term plan to help diversify schools, fight racism

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Throughout history, institutional racism and sexism " which still exist widely today " have left certain groups disadvantaged. Our society can’t change this on its own.

For example, past practices have limited many black people from attending certain schools and gaining certain work experience, placing us at a disadvantage merit-wise. (read more)

Mary Ann Shadd

First black woman to vote

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Mary Ann Shadd is an important figure in Canadian history.

Born in Wilmington, Delaware in 1823, Shadd was the daughter of free-born blacks. Her father, who moved to Pennsylvania and was schooled by Quakers, was an important figure in the underground railroad. (read more)

Evaluating the platforms: are they realistic?

Friday, February 9th, 2007

University Students’ Council presidential elections are well under way. More important than who the candidates are is what the candidates stand for. Gazette News has evaluated each candidate’s campaign platform ideas. (read more)

New bylaw relaxes USC campaign regulations

Friday, February 9th, 2007

A new University Students’ Council election bylaw will relax campaign regulations for presidential candidates.

Last year, campaigning was rigidly controlled by numerous specifications and regulations. (read more)

Opening debate high on rhetoric, low on detail

Friday, February 9th, 2007

Wednesday evening’s University Students’ Council meeting featured the first debate between presidential candidates Chris Reynolds, Josh Safer and Tom Stevenson.

Typically, the council debate’s questions are general and focus more on each candidate’s personality than their ideas. (read more)

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Friday, February 9th, 2007

Black History Month events
Today, Black History Month’s opening ceremonies will be held in the University Community Centre atrium from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The Black Students’ Association invites students to attend the free event as speakers, dancers and singers ring in Black History Month 2007. (read more)

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