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Ontario business school students turn to Instagram to object to racism on campus

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Students at Queen’s University and York University have created Instagram accounts to object to what they describe as racism from peers and lack of faculty training. Both universities said they’re looking to do more to promote diversity. (The Canadian Press)

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Talking point: Both accounts have attracted significant followings. The Queen’s University account, Stolenbysmith, was created by a 20-year old student less than two months ago. It now has over 12,000 followers and has shared 323 stories. Silenced at Schulich has about 900 followers and has shared 52 posts. Ontario business schools are responding by working on initiatives to tackle barriers for Black and Indigenous students. The accounts are part of a broader trend of students using Instagram accounts to post anonymous descriptions of racism at schools ranging from Harvard University to high schools.