When posters bearing the words “IT’S OK TO BE WHITE” appeared on campus last Halloween, Student Government Association responded by hosting a public forum to allow members of the Concordia community to discuss their reactions. In the months since, SGA has hosted forums on topics such as “Supporting Racial Diversity,”Continue Reading

“What do you think Concordia can do to bring more diverse students into the campus community?” This is a question I frequently hear from staff and students working in one way or another to recruit “diverse” students to Concordia. This same question was asked again during the MLK panel discussionContinue Reading

According to enrollment information for fall 2016 found on the Concordia College website, 2,066 undergraduate students returned to Concordia to start the fall semester, international students made up 4 percent and students of colour made up 8 percent of the admitted population student population. Let me break it down: thisContinue Reading

“Where are you from?” “I am from Kenya,” says Caroline Murigu, a freshman. “Oh wow, so do you have lions in your house?” Where people get these idea is what baffles many international students who have to answer weird, funny, and sometimes disturbing questions. Sometimes I try to blame theContinue Reading