BLAC is deeply concerned about the ongoing anti-Black racism1 and racial profiling occurring on the University of Windsor campus and in the wider community. Since BLAC opened its doors to the public in March of 2019, we have become acutely aware, through work with our community, and affirmed through recent media reports2, that many school boards and University school administrators, are failing to ensure that all students are treated with dignity and respect in schools and on campuses across Ontario. Further, that this is a result of the failure to deal adequately with issues of anti-Black racism when they arise.
We are writing this Open Letter to you to voice our concern about the handling of Mr. Jordan Afolabi’s case at the University of Windsor, the internal investigation, and the subsequent restrictions placed on him as a University of Windsor student.