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Post by Guest on Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:48 pm

Stats from a Guardian investigation actually prove the opposite of what its authors claim.

Racism is a cancer that can never be tolerated in a civilised society. Even to write these words feels redundant, given we are fortunate enough to live in a country in which those who are openly racist are, quite rightly, treated as pariahs. For all its flaws, the drive for political correctness in the late Eighties and early Nineties did succeed in ensuring that we developed a civilised consensus when it comes to discrimination and what constitutes polite discourse. That it morphed into the censorial and bigoted ‘woke’ movement is an unfortunate consequence we are still struggling to redress.

That said, it is reassuring that a new Guardian investigation of UK universities has confirmed that racism is now very much the exception rather than the norm. Data collected from 131 universities revealed that over the past five years there have been 996 formal complaints of racism, of which 367 were upheld. This means that, on average, there were only 1.5 formal complaints of racism each year in any given institution. In other words, racism in higher education is now vanishingly rare.

But you wouldn’t know it from the Guardian’s coverage. ‘Revealed: the scale of racism at universities’, ran the headline. Racism, we are told, is ‘widespread’ and ‘endemic’. Clickbait politician David Lammy, whose last shred of credibility was surely obliterated by his claim that the European Research Group is worse than Nazis, had this to say: ‘It is absolutely clear from these findings that many universities are not treating racism with the seriousness it deserves. If universities do not act fast to change the culture, from the lecture hall to the student union, talented students from BME backgrounds will continue to be locked out.’ A follow-up comment piece in the Guardian asseverated that the study ‘demonstrates a lack of progress that borders on the obstinate’.


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Post by Tommy Monk on Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:38 pm

The dumbing down of our education system continues...

All in the name of equality...

“Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity, and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things.” — Isaac Newton

'The further a society drifts from truth the more it will hate those who speak it.'  — George Orwell
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