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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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    Kerry Hutchinson 18th Dec '14 - 2:15pm This is an extremely disturbing post because it implies that based on tours of combat duty, you believe...
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    chris_sh:"do you also think that they should be held as PoWs for the duration of any conflict? " yes. " Will political types be willing...
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    @ John Tilley "This also begs the question — “..Why does the state subsidise crap employers to pay crap wages to people in crap jobs?”,...
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    @ Chris White I was disappointed with your response to my idea regarding helping certain groups to afford to attend conference as it would be...
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    The above remarks are quite naïve. Torture is not a means of gaining information from a prisoner; torture is a means of punishing and degrading...
  • User AvatarJohnTilley 20th Dec - 3:32am
    Charlie, By 24th June 1944 there were 233,000 casualties and losses in the invasion of Normandy. Some people would say that figure was "immense". http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Normandy
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