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Drop critical race theory in universities, says think tank


Scholars question Civitas report saying university students should not take compulsory unconscious bias training

Vice-chancellors and academics have hit back at suggestions from a right-of-centre think tank that critical race theory and anti-racism training should not be compulsory in higher education.

In a report on anti-racism programmes published on 8 April, the Civitas think tank suggested that critical race theory—a branch of scholarship that seeks to explore and challenge racial inequality—“stands in opposition to values of objectivity, neutrality, equality and meritocracy”.

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