DDU Academics are a group of academics working in the university sector, aligned with the Don’t Divide Us campaign. We believe that the Race Equality Charter is more likely to promote division than the worthy aim of equality on campus. Also, by endorsing particular, contested views, it will limit discussion of a range of important issues relating to race and racism.
Dear Mark Bullingham, In your recent message to England supporters, you said: ‘Major tournaments don’t come around often, and when they do it’s an opportunity to unite friends, family and the country.’ We couldn’t agree more! However, the decision to encourage players to ‘take the knee’ and then to denigrate fans who oppose the gesture, […]
DDU are delighted to have received a letter from the Prime Minister acknowledging our work in relation to the CRED Report. As ever, it’s a collective effort so thanks to all involved in producing the open letter, the response and the public meeting!
DDU’s response to the CRED Report
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Read DDU’s response to the recommendations on education in the CRED Report.
We argue that the introduction of subjective criteria, combined with existing practical problems, exacerbates the likelihood of negative consequences of hate crime legislation.
Does hate speech law need to be updated or clarified? How has the situation changed in universities in the two years since the Committee’s report on the issue? Does everyone have equal protection of their right to freedom of expression?
On December 18th, DDU submitted a collective response to the Law Commission’s call for responses to Hate Crime Laws.The proposals in our review have considered the tension which exists between competing interests in society, but in our opinion there needs to be a commitment, traditional in Britain’s political development, to maximum space for individuals to […]