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No room for racism or discrimination at UVic - University of Victoria

24.3.17

No room for racism or discrimination at UVic - University of Victoria: There has been continuing discussion on our campus relating to the University of Victoria’s commitment to uphold our values as a diverse community and to combat racism. Last week, one of the University of Victoria’s Student Society (UVSS) advocacy groups, the Third Space, challenged students to participate in an interactive art installation where people could write comments about fighting racism and challenging white supremacy.

The unfortunate reality was just the opposite. The art project was vandalized by offensive graffiti and racist remarks. UVic’s Division of Student Affairs worked with the UVSS to remove those comments and to carefully consider the resulting outcomes. When it became apparent this strategy was not working, the UVSS requested the installation be taken down to mitigate against further damaging and hateful messages. UVSS statement


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