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Is a whiter-than-white academy blind to the racial inequality in its midst?

Universities are “oblivious” to racial inequalities and are failing to act on problems because they “see themselves as liberal and believe existing policies ensure fairness”, it has been argued.

Andrew Pilkington, professor of sociology at the University of Northampton, stated in a lecture, “Institutional Racism in the Academy”, that the “sheer whiteness” of universities often means that “they ignore adverse outcomes and don’t see combating racial/ethnic inequalities as a priority”.

via Times Higher Education – Is a whiter-than-white academy blind to the racial inequality in its midst?.

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