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    There is not a single black academic working in senior management at any British university, according to new employment records that reveal a shocking lack of representation in the sector.

    Figures released by the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) suggest there are currently no black managers, directors or senior officials at UK universities - and that there haven’t been for the past three years.

    Of the 565 academics working in top management roles during 2015/16, 90% were white. Only 15 were Asian, while 10 identified as “other including mixed” and 30 chose not to reveal their ethnicity.

    Further analysis by the Guardian has shown that universities currently employ more black staff as cleaners, receptionists or porters than as lecturers or professors.

    While there are 3,205 black academics, 3,215 black people work in manual or secretarial jobs at higher education institutions.

    Among white university staff, academics outnumber clerical and manual employees more than 2:1.

    The last time HESA documented black staff in senior positions at UK universities was between 2012 and 2013, when five officials were recorded. Rounding means the true figure could have been as low as three.

    However, HESA says its policy of rounding their data means the zero figure recorded this year could represent up to two black academics.

    Valerie Amos, director of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), potentially represents 100% of black academics working in senior management.

    The figures follow calls made earlier this week by the SOAS student union for more black lecturers to be hired to help tackle the race attainment gap.

    A 2012 report by race equality charity the Runnymede Trust found that 66.4% of white undergraduates receive a first or second class degree, compared to just 48.1% of BME students.

    While the organisation supports the Equality Challenge Unit, which works to advance diversity in universities, Dandridge said institutions need to “acknowledge and nurture the talent of our BME academics, and encourage those who have left to return”.

    A Department for Education spokesperson added: “Under the Equality Act 2010, universities have a duty to ensure equal opportunities for those who may be discriminated against or under represented.”

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    Isn't it a bit much to claim there are none when there are 30 for which the ethnicity is unknown?
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    Who is it shocking to?

    Find out its the usual suspects then move on and forget it.

    Pointless virtue signalling from the OP.
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Who is it shocking to?

    Find out its the usual suspects then move on and forget it.

    Pointless virtue signalling from the OP.
    Lefty scum who need to go somewhere else.
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    (Original post by Inexorably)
    Isn't it a bit much to claim there are none when there are 30 for which the ethnicity is unknown?
    We can't make any judgements based on the number who prefer not to say their ethnicities. Perhaps they are white people who prefer not to say, in order to make the figures look better?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    We can't make any judgements based on the number who prefer not to say their ethnicities. Perhaps they are white people who prefer not to say, in order to make the figures look better?

    Or perhaps they're just people who find the left's obsession with race disturbing?
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    Or perhaps they're just people who find the left's obsession with race disturbing?
    The left is obsessed with racial equality? Wow, they must be the real racists! /sarcasm
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    And so what? The UK is a predominantly white country.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    The left is obsessed with racial equality? Wow, they must be the real racists! /sarcasm
    No, the left is obsessed with virtue signalling.

    You being a prime example.
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    You are a good person - we get it.
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    Once again should places hire by race or by ability?
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    The left is obsessed with racial equality? Wow, they must be the real racists! /sarcasm
    You don't understand basic statistics. If the country is something like 90% white, then it follows that job roles are likely to have 90% white people. What doesn't make any sense at all would be for job roles to have 50-50 or something when so much of the population is white.
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    (Original post by YaliaV)
    You are a good person - we get it.
    :rofl:
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    (Original post by YaliaV)
    You are a good person - we get it.
    I'm flattered, but this isn't about me showing the world how much of a good person I am, this is about bringing an important topic to your attention.
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    (Original post by Mistletoe)
    You don't understand basic statistics. If the country is something like 90% white, then it follows that job roles are likely to have 90% white people. What doesn't make any sense at all would be for job roles to have 50-50 or something when so much of the population is white.
    80% is not "something like 90%", at least not when you're using it to make a point about someone not understanding statistics.

    No-one suggested it should be 50-50.
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    (Original post by Mathemagicien)
    I'm flattered, but this isn't about me showing the world how much of a good person I am, this is about bringing an important topic to your attention.
    You have trawled the internet for such tales of woe and posted two in the last hour.

    You are well and truly busted !

    There are websites out there that cater for your needs......

    Try this one:

    www.arentifantasticandsupercompassionate.com

    You sadarse.
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    (Original post by joe cooley)
    You have trawled the internet for such tales of woe and posted two in the last hour.

    You are well and truly busted !

    There are websites out there that cater for your needs......

    Try this one:

    www.arentifantasticandsupercompassionate.com

    You sadarse.
    That link is broken...
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    (Original post by offhegoes)
    80% is not "something like 90%", at least not when you're using it to make a point about someone not understanding statistics.

    No-one suggested it should be 50-50.
    The 2011 census says 87.1%.
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    Do you think senior people in universities ought to be employed based on the colour of their skin rather than academic brilliance in their field? Isn't that a tad racist?
 
 
 
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