Media profiles, interviews, and podcasts
The Perils of ‘White Saviours,’ Black Lives Matter, and Critical Race Theory
Full Comment with Anthony Furey
Sonia discusses, with Anthony, why she thinks there are many people of colour who see much more wrong with the current panic over systemic racism than self-appointed white liberal “saviours” realize.
Anti-racism Training in Canada's Federal Government
The Jamil Jivani Show
Sonia joins Jamil Jivani and Kaveh Shahrooz to discuss the recently obtained Global Affairs Canada anti-racism training manual.
The Jamil Jivani Show
"Why I do not support the Black Lives Matter movement" - from someone who used to when it first started. GUEST: Sonia Orlu - PhD candidate in Political Science at Simon Fraser University.
BC News Outlet Quietly Deletes Article With Black Academic Critical of the Black Lives Matter Movement
The Post Millennial
News 1130 radio contacted Sonia Orlu first for an interview. Yet they didn’t bother to notify her when taking it down.
Nigeria to Canada: Identity, Faith, Music, and Mental Health
The Mozart Effect: A Mostly Mad Music Podcast
What impact does it have when you join and leave new social groups? How does this affect your sense of identity and your mental health? What is the importance of faith in forging identity? And what role does music play?
Research Fails to Prove Racism Behind Police Shootings of Black Men
A Vancouver radio station recently unpublished a story titled “BLM resorts to ’emotional blackmail,’ argues Black SFU academic.” The station wrote on twitter that it regretted any “harm” done by the story. The article featured an interview with Sonia Orlu about her essay “Why I do not support the Black Lives Matter movement.” The following is an excerpt from that essay.
Webinar: Who Policies Free Speech Online?
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute
MLI convenes a panel to discuss the Canadian Liberal government's proposal for new legislation and regulations on digital content online.
Beyond Red and Blue Podcast
Sonia Orlu joined us to discuss her life experiences as a Nigerian immigrant living in Canada as well as her "controversial" essay about not supporting BLM.
'It Took Me by Surprise.' Academic Critical of BLM Movement had Article on Her Paper Removed
The Epoch Times
Sonia Orlu never expected that an article about her recent paper on the Black Lives Matter movement would be promptly deleted by a Vancouver radio station after it was published following an interview with the station.