Calling All Students: Raising Awareness about Racism/Sexism/Discrimination in the Lance

 

The students in 53-410 “Women in Protest” engaged in a critical analysis of The Lance, a prominent newspaper at the University of Windsor. Our research has led us to recognize that there are many issues that need to be addressed in the Lance.

The Lance presents itself as “the university newspaper” that reflects the student population. We have concluded that this is not the case. Moreover, the material published in The Lance is often discriminatory, exclusive, and/or irrelevant to the majority of students on our campus.

In no way are we attacking the individuals associated with The Lance; we believe that there are improvements that must be made to the newspaper. We demand that the $4.91 allocated to the Lance from students’ tuition be used to create a newspaper that is inclusive and representative of the students – not to help fund hate on campus.

Stand up for your rights, and the rights of others. Demand equality, by showing your support on December 2nd, from 12:30-2:30 in front of the CAW Student Centre (Between Dillion Hall and CAW)

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6 responses to “Calling All Students: Raising Awareness about Racism/Sexism/Discrimination in the Lance

  1. I am in full agreement of an inclusive and relevant newspaper, but I find it hard to agree with you that changes must be made without any examples of your findings. Prove your point and you’ve got support in me.

  2. As a member of The Lance editorial board I can say not one student has ever expressed a concern about the content. The Lance actively works with the university’s Human Rights Office and has policies pertaining to these allegations.

    I would hope if someone had a comment or concern she/he would express it to The Lance before crying racism.

    The Lance can be contacted at 253-3000 ext. 3909 or by email at uwlance@uwindsor.ca

  3. Pingback: WSSA Holding Demonstration TOMORROW (Dec 2nd) Against Discriminatory, Exclusive, Irrelivant Content In The Lance – The Student Movement | Windsor's STUDENT Newspaper

  4. What are some examples of this “hate” you speak of?

  5. oh you didn’t delete my comment, i take that back. i still kind of disagree with the radical-ness of this whole thing. refer to my other comment (minus the part about deleting my comment, my apologies. that seems to happen a lot and it makes me mad)

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