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.
Don’t Divide Us supporter Clare Page reviews Martin Durkin’s controversial documentary The Great American Race Game.
The Runnymede trust has just submitted a new report to the UN’s International Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). The Trust’s submission concludes that Britain has failed to meet its ICERD obligations, is ‘deliberately rigged against ethnic minorities’ and that ‘racism is systemic in England and impacts the enjoyment of rights of BME […]
Carole Sherwood introduces the concept of microaggressions, explores what critics have to say about them and finds out why they have created such controversy. Read on…
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 […]
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, […]
Three books on Britain, slavery, empire and racism
VIDEO: DDU members discuss the CRED report with some of the report’s commissioners.
Rakib Ehsan in Spiked, and signatory of DDU’s open letter, points to the anti-democratic, wholly ideological response of some of the CRED Report’s critics: Then there is UK Black Lives Matter. UK BLM strives for the eventual abolition of the police in the UK – even though fewer than one in five black Brits would […]
The hysterical and vicious reaction to the simple point that labels of ‘institutional, systemic and structural racism’ need to be supported by a wider range of empirical evidence and logical reasoning tells us that more of us need to be brave and speak out – we need to publicly defend both the report and its […]