Letter to the Editor: Let’s disrupt the silence

Read Vivetha Thambinathan’s (PhD student, Health Rehabilitation Sciences, Western University) letter in the Western Gazette:

Non-Black people, like myself, have a responsibility to labour in thinking through and acting in ways that support, affirm and advocate for our Black students, staff and faculty at this time… We can do this by asserting our understanding that this country was founded on anti-Black chattel slavery and the genocide of Indigenous peoples as part of the nation-building project. And acknowledging that white supremacy and race logic are embedded within our institutions in ways that privilege whiteness and uphold colonialist values. As professor Angela Davis has eloquently said: “In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.”

Read full letter in the Western Gazette.