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.
In November 2020, UUK issued a set of radical recommendations in its report “Tackling Racial Harassment in Higher Education”, in response to alleged endemic racism in British universities. Don’t Divide Us supporters in academia respond. Read more
As a group of DDU supporters who work in academia, we feel compelled to draw attention to the potential problems of the Universities UK report. We contacted Universities UK (UUK) with a request for information about their methodology, including sample surveys used, in order to get a fuller picture. These were not made available. In […]
We reply to an open letter in the Guardian from education academics that criticises recent government pronouncements on the need for political neutrality and balanced presentation when dealing with political ideas.