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Police investigating after CFS-Ontario receives racist mail

Kenyan students called "refugee dog" in hateful letter, group says

Police in Toronto are investigating after racist hate mail was delivered to the Ontario office of the Canadian Federation of Students.

The federation says the mail was received late last month following the launch of its province-wide task force to study racism on college and university campuses.

The envelope contained a recent editorial cartoon from the New York Post that was accused of having racist overtones, and a picture of federation representative Hildah Otieno, a student from Kenya.

On the clippings, words such as “refugee dog” and “KKK” were written.

Otieno said that after much discussion, the group decided to make the incident public.

The federation’s Task Force on Campus Racism is holding hearings through April and will then prepare a report to be released this fall.

– The Canadian Press