Starbucks-drinking, country-music loving, cat-having, hockey-playing, cocktail-sipping, Birkenstock-wearing white Liberals are annoying.
It seems no matter how much the “hipsters” want to enable and coddle black Liberals, sometimes brothas just need a break!
FINALLY, there is a place where black people can come in from the rain, and openly hate on those Prius-owning, skinny, vegan bitches!
The spot: The Racialized Student Collective
It’s not just important, but it’s essential, for marginalized groups to have safe spaces on campus to engage with people who understand what they go through. Though this group is funded by Ryerson’s student union, it works to serve a particular group and a particular purpose. Many students at Ryerson have encountered racism in their life that is impossible to forget and many are exposed to discrimination on a daily basis. This group and these sort of events allow people of colour to lay bare their experiences and to collectively combat this societal ailment. These spaces are rare places in the world not controlled by individuals who have power, who have privilege.
These spaces, which are forums where minority groups are protected from mainstream stereotypes and marginalization, are crucial to resistance of oppression and we, as a school and as a society, need to respect them.