The Race Equality Charter

In the winter of 2020, Advance HE, a major charity and membership scheme for higher education, wrote about the need for members to sign up to the Race Equality Charter (REC) scheme to address the systematic racism that is alleged to run rife in British universities. Academic supporters of DDU were quick to write a robust critique of the flawed use of statistical disparities in reports by Universities UK and the EHRC, which were mobilised by Advance HE to justify their introduction of racially divisive policies. We wrote to Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), Lady Kishwer Falkner, explaining our concerns and received a gracious reply that acknowledged some of the weaknesses of the EHRC.

For Equality, Against the Race Equality Charter – A Report from DDU’s Academic Group

September 2021

Click here to read the report.

DDU Academic Jim Butcher introduces concerns about the Race Equality Charter

An open letter to Advance HE – DDU Academics speak out against the Race Equality Charter

May 2022

Click here to read DDU’s open letter to Advance HE about the Race Equality Charter.

Media coverage of the Race Equality Charter Campaign

14 May 2022: Universities’ racial equality scheme branded ‘egregious wokery’, Edward Malnick, Telegraph

Video clips from DDU REC report launch