The University of Windsor Student Alliance (UWSA) has issued a statement calling on UWIndsor admin to address the needs of its black student community by conducting a “thorough inquiry into the conditon of discrimination faced by black UWindsor students”.
In addition to the implementation of mandatory “unconscious and conscious bias training”, the UWSA also urged the University to implement “the production of race-based demographic data in order to gain a clearer picture of the unique campus challenges faced by marginalized students and take effective action to address them.”
Finally, 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 UWSA’s statement can be viewed below:
May 1st 2020 - UWSA Statement
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