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Race discrimination in academia ‘has not improved’ over past 20 years

Race discrimination in academia ‘has not improved’ over past 20 years

11 April 2013 | By Elizabeth Gibney

Black and ethnic minority academics still suffer racism, study finds. Elizabeth Gibney reports

Racism in UK academia remains as prevalent as it was 20 years ago, the author of a study looking at the experiences of black and minority ethnic academics has said.

Of 65 academics interviewed for the study, the overwhelming majority said they had experienced some kind of racism, either direct or indirect. Only two said gender had had more of an impact on their careers than race.

Some respondents said that they felt they had to work “doubly hard” compared with white colleagues – publishing more, submitting more grant applications and getting more international recognition – to be considered for promotion.

via Race discrimination in academia ‘has not improved’ over past 20 years | News | Times Higher Education.

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