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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 AvatarKevin Lang 22nd Aug - 10:17am
    Galen, I'm as 'no' as they come when it comes to this referendum but you're simply not on. People like John, Lin and Denis are...
  • User AvatarTim13 22nd Aug - 10:03am
    Thoroughly agree, T-J.
  • User AvatarRobert 22nd Aug - 9:49am
    The party has had a wake up call on its internal procedures and will have no excuses for a repeat of this sorry affair in...
  • User AvatarT-J 22nd Aug - 9:46am
    And add yet another meaningless target for the statisticians to debate over? No, I'm strongly on the side of the original article on this. Need...
  • User AvatarDenis Mollison 22nd Aug - 9:28am
    PS I have just seen Tom Devine's thoughtful piece on why I now say yes to Independence for Scotland; as you would expect from such...
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