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Students in California protest in solidarity with those in Missouri in a wave of #StudentBlackOut protests across the US. Eugene Garcia/EPA

The covert racism that is holding back black academics

Subtly racist behaviour impacts heavily on the career trajectories of black and minority ethnic academics.
It’s not that Shakespeare needs to burn out – but it’s time for him to fade away. Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

It’s time to take the curriculum back from dead white men

When literary studies degrees focus almost entirely on the work of white, male writers, we do our students and the academy a great disservice.
Marginalised. University of Salford

Why is it so hard to talk about race in UK universities?

At first glance, Benedict Cumberbatch’s recent faux pas – using the word “coloured” to refer to racially minoritised groups – may appear to have absolutely nothing to do with the world of UK higher education…

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