The Race Equality Charter threatens to re-racialise UK universities, writes DDU supporter Philip Hammond.
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.
Nationalism’s Identical Twin Enchants Westerners with the Lure of the Exotic – ‘Swedish sociologist Göran Adamson’s latest book is about two forms of nationalism… One of them (white supremacist nationalism) unites in vengeance, the other (anti-white nationalism) in shame’ writes T M Murray.
by Carole Sherwood, psychologist Cambridge University was recently embroiled in controversy over a Report & Support’ website launched for the anonymous reporting of microaggressions by students and staff. The university claimed this was to encourage a ‘safe, welcoming and inclusive community’ but academics expressed concern that they could be reported for ‘offences’ such as raising […]
In The Woke University, Joanna Williams argues that this institutional model has replaced educational goals with a mission to inculcate particular values
Below, J. Unsworth, a DDU supporter and former student of History and English Literature, explains why she found an event at Cambridge University on Winston Churchill left much to be desired. The level of debate among learned academics shows, once again, that ‘the divisiveness and tribalism that emerges now again in different periods and different […]
In this honest and moving account, Bradley Strotten at The Equiano Project, and ambassador for the newly formed Free Speech Champions, reflects on his working-class background, his relationship with his father and writes: Furthermore, unlike my younger self, I do not think that the expression of national pride, a sense of belonging, and concern over […]
The latest report from the team at Minding the Campus from part of the White Fragility Symposium, provides a forensic account of the flaws in concepts central to the ‘white fragility’ assertion: Supporters of the ‘unconscious racism’ thesis essentially argue that negative associations held by whites about non-whites, as revealed by the race IAT: (a) […]
Two DDU supporters argue why many universities are wrong to uncritically embrace the Universities UK Report, ‘Tackling Racial Harassment in Higher Education’
Michel Tavernier at Areo wonders why French universities, home of intellectuals closely associated with postmodernism, seem immune from the excesses of postmodernism’s political expression that beleaguers universities in the Anglophone world: Tuition fees, which are the product of freewheeling neoliberal economics, have spiralled out of control in the Anglophone world in general and in the […]