More than half of BME university lecturers and staff have suffered racial abuse at work

 

A survey of 100 black staff and students at UK universities shows that 73 per cent believe their institution has a “poor” or “very poor” attitude to racial equality.

The survey was carried out by Black British Academics, set up a year to combat and expose racism in universities, and urges universities to set up race equality support teams to monitor the situation.

“The fact that 56 per cent of respondents feel that they have been discriminated against is a powerful indictment of the higher education sector and must serve as a catalyst for changes,” the report concludes.

Typical of the comments made by those surveyed was one made by a lecturer who said: “White staff were given promotions without having to go through any promotion board.”

By contrast, said another: “In an employment situation, I and other members of staff of colour are often the last to hear about departmental developments. Information is passed along to others informally beforehand.”

via More than half of BME university lecturers and staff have suffered racial abuse at work – News – Student – The Independent.

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