We must pay attention to the quieter racial bias at play in our universities
“We hate the blacks.” These were the words allegedly being chanted in a halls of residence at Nottingham Trent University, revealed to the world in March via a shocking viral video.
A month later, Sheffield Hallam University opened an investigation of its own when a banana was thrown at a black student during an ice hockey match.
In May, the University of Warwick suspended 11 students, after the discovery of racist and anti-Semitic messages being shared via a Facebook group.
With such troubling stories making regular appearances in the media, it seems as though our universities, thought to be havens of education, culture and history, are becoming hotbeds of intolerance.
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