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Frosh event at Montreal’s École des Hautes Études commerciales termed racist

McGill law student Anthony Morgan witnessed a frosh event at the University of Montreal’s Hautes Études commerciales on Wednesday September 14, 2011, which made him feel uncomfortable and which he considers racist.

Students at this University of Montréal's business school were dressed up as Jamaican sprinters, with black paint covering their skin, for their frosh-week event.

Morgan says the students were chanting in Jamaican accents. He is considering filing a complaint to the Quebec Human Rights Commission.

An official at the Hautes Études Commerciales says the stunt was unacceptable but there were no ill intentions.

September 15, 2011

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