Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Universities 'more concerned about reputation than racism'

Universities are more concerned about their reputations than confronting the racist abuse of students, the National Union of Students president has said.
Shakira Martin told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme she received calls from students reporting racist incidents on a daily basis.
Former Universities Minister David Lammy said incidents needed to be cracked down on "very aggressively".
Universities UK said there was no place for racism on a university campus.
The issue hit the headlines earlier this month when a student at Nottingham Trent University tweeted footage of alleged racist abuse outside her room at her halls of residence.
There are no overall figures for the number of racist incidents at universities, but a report by the NUS in 2011 found one in six black students had experienced racism at their institution.
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