Racism towards Canada’s First Nations Increases

Beatriz Caltas, Staff Writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

On Jan. 22, the Canadian magazine Maclean’s published an article about the murder of 15-year-old Tina Fontaine.

What most people do not know, however, is that this case is just the tip of an iceberg. Fontaine was not the first girl to go missing or to suffer sexual abuse in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

And the reason why she, and others, went through this horrendous experience is because they are First Nation.

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Black History Month: A Time Of Honor, Education In Greensboro

Zachary Lindsey , Staff writer
February 13, 2015
Filed under World & Nation

“Black History Month is the time to celebrate the accomplishments of African-Americans all over the diaspora,” said James Shields, director of the Bonner Center for Community Service & Learning.

BHM was started in 1926 by Carter G. Woodson, originally as Negro Week. The negro life and history was to be celebrated on the second week of February.

“It is important for individuals from a non-African descent to learn more about African-American history,” said Shields.

The Multicultural Education Department at Guilford College, as well as various other campus organizations such as the Bonner Center, student clubs and classes are collaborating throughout this month to host events on campus. The MED has primarily focused on Brothers and Sisters in Blackness, a student organization on campus, The Queries of Diversity conclave and the latest Understanding Racism Workshop — held Feb. 6 in the Community Center.

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