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Opinion: In pursuit of excellence

Earlier this month David Lammy MP highlighted the problem of the low number of black students admitted to Oxford and Cambridge Universities and called it the ‘Oxbridge Whitewash’. He wrote in the Guardian (6 Dec):

“Just one British black Caribbean student was admitted to Oxford last year. That is not a misprint: one student. Merton College, Oxford, has not admitted a single black student for five years. At Robinson College, Cambridge, a white applicant is four times more likely to be successful than a black applicant. Last year, 292 black students achieved three A grades at A-level and 475 black

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  • User AvatarAlistair 6th Oct - 11:07pm
    Eddie, millions of Brits live abroad, where according to you, they are ruining the foreign coyntryside. Thats okay though presumeably?. May doesnt have a policy....
  • User AvatarA Social Liberal 6th Oct - 10:44pm
    Teresa May should have heeded her own advice and stopped the Tories being the Nasty Party. Unfortunately they just can't help themselves - when the...
  • User AvatarPeter 6th Oct - 10:32pm
    It is amusing that Ruth Bright so eloquently articulated the consequence of too much immigration. We are losing our national culture. @Alistair I refer you...
  • User AvatarSimon Foster 6th Oct - 10:32pm
    I'm glad the Chair of the LDEA has kickstarted the debate. As a former Head of Politics A level at an FE College, I'm going...
  • User AvatarEddie Sammon 6th Oct - 10:24pm
    The self-righteousness of people whose policy on immigration is every bit as unpopular as Theresa May's is something to behold. People don't think it is...
  • User AvatarAlistair 6th Oct - 10:20pm
    Tory $cum sums it up for me.