Universities urged to provide anti-racism training

Universities should provide anti-racist training to staff and students to teach them about “white privilege” and “microaggressions”, a review in the United Kingdom has recommended, writes Will Hazell for iNews.

Universities UK – which represents higher education institutions across the country – said rapid action was needed to eradicate racial harassment on campuses. It comes after a report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission last year found that there was an “alarmingly high rate” of harassment at universities.

Professor David Richardson, the vice-chancellor of the University of East Anglia who led the Universities UK review, said universities were responsible for perpetuating “institutional racism”. He cited racial harassment, a lack of diversity among senior leaders, ethnicity pay gaps among staff and the black and Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) student attainment gap.
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