black lives matter

Flag of the province of Ontario

“Many critics of such a replacement argue that heritage has a part to play in the flag’s significance and that we must not replace our history simply because of a few bruised egos. Such an argument, however genuine, disregards the fact that white supremacy is the foundation of much of our institutions and by proxy, our province.” writes fourth-year conflict studies and human rights student at the University of Ottawa Trevor Stewart.

Letter to the Editor

A few months ago, I read former US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power’s memoir, The Education of an Idealist. In it, she asked a question that has stuck with me since: “What is the nature of individual responsibility in the face of injustice?” writes second-year University of Ottawa Law student Nemee Bedar in a letter to the editor.

Protests are an inherent part of social change and activism. Women’s right to vote, the civil rights movement, and many other important social movements throughout history could not have progressed and amassed the support necessary for things to change without the power of peaceful dissent.

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