“I am going to take my own personal actions. I don’t want it to be just an apology,” he said. “The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs is having a workshop November 8 organized by the National Coalition Building Institute Canada. They hold workshops for issues of diversity, inclusivity, cross cultural relations and social justice on campus.”
In his apology, posted on the ASUS website, Mantle said he used “poor judgment” in the Facebook comment he posted online.
But take heart, readers: there’s hope for our nation yet — even on a college campus:
“Female students wearing hijabs on campus have been called terrorists, and I think his comment perpetuates this unjustified assumption,” she said. “I thought it was important for the Journal to cover this issue due to the large number of recent Islamaphobic incidents on campus.”
A person’s Facebook wall might be seen as more private than a group wall, but you should always treat all these places as public,” he said. “Usually ‘public’ defined is it being not private. The issue of privacy is very contextualized. One part of Facebook might be less public.”