UOttawa Student Union Takes Public Stance on UWindsor's Treatment of Black Student Jordan Afolabi

The University of Ottawa Student’s Union  (UOSU) has issued a statement of solidarity with the demands of Jordan Afolabi and the Windsor Black Law Students Association (BLSA-Windsor). Jordan Afolabi and the BLSA have repeatedly called on the University of Windsor to address ongoing anti-black discrimination within the UWindsor administration through various implementations— some of which include the following:

    • Implementation of the collection, analysis, and production of race-based student statistical data
    • Implementation of a Racialized Student’s Policy.
    • Implementation of mandatory “unconscious and conscious bias training”,
    • The issuance of an apology to the black UWindsor community.
    • That rescinding of the extrajudicial sanctions laid against Jordan Afolabi and the completion of a proper investigation into the actions of the administrative members that were involved in the matter.

Specifically, the statement calls on the University to address the ongoing matter of extrajudicial sanctions laid against black UWindsor student Jordan Afolabi. 

Jordan Afolabi is a black computer science student who– despite being found by the University’s own investigation as well as the accounts of multiple witnesses to have been acting in self-defense from the unprovoked attack of Joseph Yakow (a fellow student who assaulted Jordan and subsequently filed false criminal charges stating that it was Jordan who attacked him)— is still banned from various locations on campus and has been labelled a “legitimate health and safety concern” to staff members while no disciplinary action has been taken against the student who assaulted him.

Jordan Afolabi was banned from these offices in response to his repeated attempts to have the University respond to evidence and complaints he had submitted demanding that the University take disciplinary action against the student that assaulted him and file false criminal charges against him as well as various members of the University that had chosen to ignore his complaints.

The full statement can be read below: 

May 22nd 2020 - UOSU Statement

#ExposeUwindsor #UwindsorDeservesBetter #DanieliArbex #RyanFlannagan #DouglasKneale #CharleneRoe #BlackInPostSec #JosephYakow #BlackInPostSec