Minority Lecturers in Britain Face job Discrimination

by Amy Rosenberg “So much of getting a job in a university is to do with informal contacts.” “There are all kinds of subtleties in the way that people treat you, how they speak to you and when they don’t speak to you at all in fact ….This becomes the case especially if people perceive that you remotely challenge their positions.” “You see undergraduate students from ethnic minorities, and they ask about a career in academic life, but there are so few minority academics and so few professors or heads of department, it is not possible to say ‘look, this is what you can achieve if you get into the system.'” These […]
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