Danni Olusanya

Danni Olusanya

Danni Olusanya

Danni started her love affair with The Ubuhcee as a tender first year, with lots of energy and LOTS more hair! Hailing from London, she is an avid fan of both chai latte's and Sweet Chilli and Sour Cream crisps just not together! Her writing interests include issues of race, gender and pop culture, the more they intersect the better! You can find her quietly crying into her coffee on the fourth floor of IKB!

At UBC, a second-year graduate student at the Social Justice Institute, Savoy Williams, brought forward an allegation of racial profiling by a security guard, raising questions about the role of policing here in Vancouver. Two years ago, former UBC Thunderbirds football player, Jamiel Moore-Williams was tackled and repeatedly tasered by seven police officers from the Vancouver Police Department for a jaywalking violation. Recently, former Board of Governors Chair Michael Korenberg resigned after receiving backlash for liking anti-Black tweets. Despite this, the Black community at UBC is fighting. Not just for survival or acknowledgement, but the right to thrive: to partake in a freedom that celebrates and foregrounds all Black lives.

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According to the Focus on People’s Report brought to the UBCBoard of Governors this past summer, UBC recruits women and minorities at rates on par with the levels at which they are represented in the Canadian population. But examining statistics of those representations, there are discrepancies at the higher levels of UBC administration.

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