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In the media: Racially charged language in the automotive industry

In the media: Racially charged language in the automotive industry

Carl E. James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education at York University, weighs in on a discussion on racist undertones in the everyday language we use, particularly in the automotive industry. James says words are not neutral, and that the meanings they convey and people's reactions to them should be attended to.

IN THE MEDIA: Black scientists won't stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say

IN THE MEDIA: Black scientists won't stay in Canada without equitable research funding, experts say

The system for granting federal research funding in Canada fails to give Black scientists the support they need to optimize their work, professors and researchers say. Not providing that stability for researchers may result in a brain drain to other countries, says Lawrence Goodridge, who has worked in the U.S. and Canada. He said one common criterion for determining who gets grant funding in Canada is if a candidate demonstrates leadership or has received grants before.

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

In the media: Addressing Barriers Facing Black Youth

York University recently launched a new initiative with the aim of enhancing the representation of Black youth at universities across Canada. Professor Carl James, York's Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora in the Faculty of Education; and Aliya Clarke, an undergraduate student at McMaster University, join The Agenda's Steve Paikin to discuss the barriers faced by Black youth in high schools and how this initiative could address the inequities in the education system.