The Race Equality Charter (REC), overseen by Advance HE, is the product of its attempt to ‘do something’ about racism because, in the words of Chief Executive Alison Johns, the sector has ‘a legal and moral duty’ to do so. No one would dispute the need for universities to do something about racism, but the extent of the problem and how to oppose it are (and always have been) questions for academics to address, not for bureaucratic, partisan prescription.
Over the last couple of years Don’t Divide Us (DDU), a grassroots organisation, has been punching above its weight with successes in raising issues in the media and with politicians. To capitalise on this and to move to a more professional footing we are in the process of appointing new members to the team.
BHCC cannot and must not be allowed to marginalise, misrepresent or silence the voices of Black and ethnic minority parents and residents who oppose their anti-racist schools strategy.
DDU believe the government can do more to prevent race based indoctrination in schools.
DDU’s full account of the failures of democratic policy making that enabled Brighton and Hove City Council to introduce racially divisive teacher training.
Don’t Divide Us doesn’t consider Brighton and Hove County Council’s (BHCC) efforts to remove certain overt references to Critical Race Theory (CRT) from their anti-racism policy as any sort of victory. This is merely a case of scrubbing the label off the tin while the contents remain exactly the same.
In the wake of the Rafiq vs Yorkshire County Cricket Club tribunal, DDU reflect on the questions raised by the case.
Are schools really rife with racism as some commentators claim? DDU supporter Adrian Hart argues no.
Responses to Zadie Smith’s new play show two radically different sets of values and understandings of art
In the first of our ‘Speak Out Time’ series Professor Ellie Lee, University of Kent, gives us her perspective on the ‘Expect Respect’ module students are expected to take. She explains her opposition to the imposition of Critical Race Theory on students at the University of Kent.