Black Student Racially Profiled During Academic Conference in Canada

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A Black graduate student from Canada said he was racially profiled while attending a conference at the University of British Columbia on June 2.

Shelby McPhee told CBC news that he was attending a conference held by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences 2019 Congress at the university. McPhee told The Chronicle Herald he had noticed a man and a woman sitting at a table across from him while he and his white colleague were working on presentations. Later that day, McPhee and his colleague were leaving campus when he heard the woman that sat across from them say “the two guys who sat next to us are walking past us again,” according to the publication.

As McPhee and his colleague walked away, they saw the man following them and taking photos.

When McPhee confronted the man to ask what the problem was, the man said he…

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