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Surely It Is Not Only Potential Black Students, Who Come From Lower-Performing Schools And Live In Areas Of Relative Socio-Economic Deprivation?

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anotheoldgit | 13:14 Wed 20th Jul 2016 | News
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2016/07/19/oxford-college-to-increase-intake-of-minority-students-following/

/// Figures showed Oxford took just 27 black undergraduate students two years ago, as campaigners called for the ‘decolonisation’ of the curriculum. ///

/// Students will only be eligible for the extra places if they are expected to achieve the university’s standard conditional offer for the course to which they have applied, if they come from a lower-performing school and if they live in an area of relative socio-economic deprivation, it added. ///


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AOG

Do you think that only black applicants will be accepted to this placement scheme?

Where have you read that?
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sp1814

Because according to actual wording from the report, it would seem that they are specifically concerned about the lack of 'BLACK' undergraduate students.

Why else do they need to point this out, if they don't intend improving this figure, at the expense of white students no doubt.
AOG

Nonsense.

You're extrapolating.

This is what the piece says:

[i]Figures showed Oxford took just 27 black undergraduate students two years ago, as campaigners called for the ‘decolonisation’ of the curriculum.

You could not possibly know whether these figures are driving this move, or that it's causing the university concern.[i
They are simply figures. They could have been looked up by the journalist writing the story.]

You are playing the race card again.

I suggest removing that chip on your shoulder. It's affecting your vision and cognitive abilities.
Even supposing it were all about trying to boost the number of minority students, it is hardly "at the expense of white students" if the college is looking to achieve this by expanding the number of available places to start with. This doesn't take away any places already available (and, as the piece concedes, these places almost entirely go to white students). So this "black students instead of white students" thing is crap. It's "black students [i]as well[as] white students".
Exactly jim360. Mathematically and logically sound.
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sp1814

/// You are playing the race card again. ///

/// I suggest removing that chip on your shoulder. It's affecting your vision and cognitive abilities. ///

That a laugh coming from the expert racist card player, who carries around not only a 'chip' but a very large rock on his shoulder.
just another dumb article to yet again keep us segregated.
AOG

You realise that all we have to do is click on your name to see a list of your previous posts, right?

Seriously - click on my name, then click on yours and get back to me on who plays the race card most frequently.

I await the results with bearly bated breath.
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sp1814

/// Seriously - click on my name, then click on yours and get back to me on who plays the race card most frequently. ///

I do not play the race card, it is just that I am not scared to criticise ethnic minorities, when they are in need off criticism.

Whereas when I do you then take offence enough to play your race cards in their defence.
Lol. That was a joke, AOG, surely?
How narrow are some minds?
Education should be offered to those that show they have the ability.
Regardless of which school they attended or how much money their parents have to waste on them.

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