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.
What We’ve Been Up To Are you a teacher with questions or concerns about the educational implications of new active anti-racist initiatives? Or how Critical Race Theory-based curricula and teaching sit with a professional obligation to impartiality? If so we’d love to hear from you! Do get in touch with us if you’d like to […]
What We’ve Been Up To DDU has launched the Parents Voices Project to allow parents alarmed by the new brand of radical racial activism in schools. We hope this collective voice will illuminate the real impact on children and families of the aggressive re-racialisation of society. Read more in our recent mailer. We are asking […]
What We’ve Been Up To We are launching a Parents’ Group, which will host its first meeting on the morning of 7 July. If you want to take part, drop us a line. And this week DDU celebrated its first-year birthday – a joyful event with real people, wine and food! We would like to […]
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 […]
In The Woke University, Joanna Williams argues that this institutional model has replaced educational goals with a mission to inculcate particular values
Pamela Paresky’s thoughtful and thought-provoking essay in Sapir Journal considers how, in America, the concept of ‘whiteness’ in critical race theory is implicated in anti-semitism: American Jews have generally looked upon Jewish success in the United States as evidence of the country’s fundamental (if far from fully realized) commitment to the principles of tolerance, fair […]
James Kierstead on how two concepts of free speech might offer a way forward in today’s campus controversies