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    Link to article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/educa...-a3441006.html

    What do you think? What would the reaction be if it were the other way around?
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    Yeah that's racist
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      Article text (my emphasis)

      Black and ethnic minority students at SOAS have complained they don't feel comfortable being taught by old white professors.

      A student union report for the London university aimed to see why black and minority ethnic (BME) undergraduates underperformed compared to white classmates.

      The "Degrees of Racism" report claimed students thought the curriculum was too white and that white people were "overrepresented" among students and staff.

      The report stated ethnic minority students sometimes felt they were being "shut down" or "belittled" by their white peers.

      And students claimed some professors showed unconscious racism by allowing white students to dominate discussions or having lower expectations of BME candidates based on "racist stereotypes".

      One student told researchers: "Both of my tutors are white men. How can I have a rapport and feel comfortable talking to a 60-year-old white man? Our experiences of life are so different and you’re coming from completely different places.”

      The student union's report stated: 'Non-white students were comparatively less likely than their peers to be able to access the advantages of cultural familiarity with their tutor. Some felt it unrealistic to expect their white tutors to be able to empathise with their problems, especially those who had experienced racial abuse in comparable settings in the past. For non-white students from working-class backgrounds, the gap in life experience was sometimes compounded."

      Sir Anthony Seldon, vice-chancellor of Buckingham University, told the Sunday Times: “White people can’t teach BME students? Really? I think this claim is unfair and untrue and disrespectful to universities and members of staff.”

      A spokesman for SOAS said: [standard copy-paste response]
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      Since the UK has around 3% black population it isn't surprising professors are white at all, also their age isn't surprising since you need a huge amount of experience to become a professor.

      It's surprising how these black people decide skin colour amounts to them having a worse time at Uni, and somehow a black professor would be so much better.
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      (Original post by Mistletoe)
      Nice use of indirect racism linking a video that has nothing to do with the article posted. It is clear you are trying to hint that black people are intellectually inferior with your use of a stupid debate, which happen to be mainly compromised of black students.
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      Black racists showing conscious racism and think its acceptable because they are black.

      The irony is strong.
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      IF they don't like being taught by white men then maybe they should just skip uni, or go to one of those great universities they have in Africa or South America
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      Why did they choose to go to a "racist university"?
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      I think what everyone commenting here is missing is that this is SOAS.

      It would be frankly more surprising if they weren't doing this kind of thing.

      If you've never been to or around SOAS, I recommend you just accept it and move on. It needs to exist and be like this as a kind of toxic rubbish dump for all the nonsense. At least it's all in one place.
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      It's just so unbelievably stupid. There is a problem with racism in our society, and this kind of behaviour is not going to help their cause.
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        (Original post by Jammy Duel)
        IF they don't like being taught by white men then maybe they should just skip uni, or go to one of those great universities they have in Africa or South America
        Or one of those all-black universities in the US, which are probably reasonable establishments.
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        (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
        Nice use of indirect racism linking a video that has nothing to do with the article posted. It is clear you are trying to hint that black people are intellectually inferior with your use of a stupid debate, which happen to be mainly compromised of black students.
        There are lots of smart black people, there are some dumb ones too. Pointing out some dumb ones doesn't make me racist.
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        (Original post by Mistletoe)
        Is this satire? Science is not seen from a racial perspective, there is arguably a case that linguistics may influence the way we look and perceive things, but obviously to anyone who isn't a moron science is considered true because it works and accurately explains things, not to mention a lot of it actually comes from Asia these days

        What an absolute muppet.
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        (Original post by zayn008)
        Link to article: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/educa...-a3441006.html

        What do you think? What would the reaction be if it were the other way around?
        How do some people dress themselves in the morning?

        (Original post by Trinculo)
        I think what everyone commenting here is missing is that this is SOAS.

        It would be frankly more surprising if they weren't doing this kind of thing.

        If you've never been to or around SOAS, I recommend you just accept it and move on. It needs to exist and be like this as a kind of toxic rubbish dump for all the nonsense. At least it's all in one place.
        Yeah. You don't build litter bins because you love banana peels and kebab forks.
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        (Original post by TheExtrovertGod)
        Is this satire? Science is not seen from a racial perspective, there is arguably a case that linguistics may influence the way we look and perceive things, but obviously to anyone who isn't a moron science is considered true because it works and accurately explains things, not to mention a lot of it actually comes from Asia these days

        What an absolute muppet.
        Postmodernism is a disease.
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        (Original post by Mistletoe)
        There are lots of smart black people, there are some dumb ones too. Pointing out some dumb ones doesn't make me racist.

        Lool... That's clearly not your goal. Your reply had nothing to do with the article and you try to cover it up by saying you were "pointing out some dumb ones". Your intentions were quite obvious. Posting an idiotic speaker in a debate, who happend to be black and had nothing to do with the article, clearly trying to indirectly suggest blacks lack intellect. So yes I would say it is quite racist.
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        (Original post by jape)
        Yeah. You don't build litter bins because you love banana peels and kebab forks.
        If we were at SOAS right now, someone would pick you up on both those - banana being a racial slur and kebab forks being cultural appropriation.
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          (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
          Lool... That's clearly not your goal. Your reply had nothing to do with the article and you try to cover it up by saying you were "pointing out some dumb ones". Your intentions were quite obvious. Posting an idiotic speaker in a debate, who happend to be black and had nothing to do with the article, clearly trying to indirectly suggest blacks lack intellect. So yes I would say it is quite racist.
          It had a lot to do with the article. Its another example of people complaining about the "white curriculum".
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          (Original post by TheTruthTeller)
          Lool... That's clearly not your goal. Your reply had nothing to do with the article and you try to cover it up by saying you were "pointing out some dumb ones". Your intentions were quite obvious. Posting an idiotic speaker in a debate, who happend to be black and had nothing to do with the article, clearly trying to indirectly suggest blacks lack intellect. So yes I would say it is quite racist.
          Or maybe he/she is simply pointing out the idiocy that spawned the article, and like most things it has nothing to do with race?
         
         
         
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