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UNJUST 17 BLACK FEMALE UNIVERITIY PROFESSORS

UNJUST 17 BLACK FEMALE UNIVERITIY PROFESSORS
Tuesday 24th March 2015

Reported (from 2014/15), only 17 black female professors employed in UK universities.

The report by race equality charity, the Runnymede Trust found that overall, “92.4 per cent of professors are white, while just 0.49 per cent are black and that only 15 black academics are in senior management roles”.

Not only has it been confirmed that there are only an insignificant number of black female university professors but it has been found that it is noticeably harder for black and Asian students to get into the UK’s most notable universities even if they have the same A-level grades as white candidates.

Dr Omar Khan, the trust’s director, said: “Evidence that white British students with lower A-level results are much more likely to get into elite British universities than Asian students with higher A-level results suggests there is unconscious bias if not positive discrimination in favour of white university applicants.

“The obvious question is – if the racial inequalities persist across every measurement of outcomes in higher education, will black and ethnic minority students continue to pay £9,000 a year for a much poorer experience than their classmates?”

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS STORY GO TO:
http://voice-online.co.uk/career-education-article/only-17-black-female-professors-uk-universities

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