If we, as white people, cannot completely understand the experience of racism on a daily basis, we can try to position ourselves as allies in the combat against racism. As Darrell Cannon reminded us that, if we close our eyes and do not denunciate racism, we are also being part of the problem.
Associate Professor, School of Social Work, University of Ottawa
Simon Lapierre, Ph.D., is Associate Professor in the School of Social Work, at the University of Ottawa.
Given the recent incidents involving male students from the University of Ottawa, several commentators have raised concerns regarding the rape culture on university campuses. Drawing upon a feminist perspective, female students and faculties have initiated diverse actions to end violence towards women, but we now ought to consider how men can act as allies in this movement.
03/12/2014 01:06 EDT
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