Post Tagged with: "Hate Speech"

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Racist comments made by Laurier student caught on video

On Nov. 13, a Twitter thread containing a video of a Wilfrid Laurier student going on a drunken, racist rant was posted on the popular account, Spotted at Laurier, where it quickly gained attention across social media.   The original tweet that was shared indirectly referenced the incident, stating, “The fact that there’s grown white adults still saying the N […]

by Emily Waitson· · Campus, News ·
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Derogatory note brings university community together

On Oct. 10, 2019, a note was found taped to the wall of a fourth-floor residence common room at Queen’s University. This floor is a floor designated to Indigenous students and allies of the community. The floor houses roughly 50 students. This note used extremely derogatory and violent language directly targeted towards Indigenous students and the LGBTQ+ community. This comes […]

by Jade Hosick· · Opinion ·
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Defining Hate Speech across Canada

  The discussion of the discernment between free speech and hate speech is a difficult one, with an especially prominent place on the Wilfrid Laurier campus in recent weeks. There are enormous discrepancies between the types of speech deemed appropriate, and they are all subjectively organized to reflect their own community and their own community’s standards. It is that discernment […]

by Karlis Wilde· · Features ·
The fine line between Anti-Semitic language and ideology

The fine line between Anti-Semitic language and ideology

I’m sitting in the 24-hour lounge, pretending to study. I stopped listening to music a while ago and instead opted for casually eavesdropping on conversations around me, like the Samwise I am. At the table behind me, a guy is sitting with a friend and chatting. Their conversation is boring until another person walks by. He greets this person with […]

by Shyenne MacDonald· · Opinion ·