Cambridge may drop BAME mentoring of white academics | Education

Cambridge University may scrap a controversial mentoring scheme to help senior white academics and managers tackle institutional racism because some of those involved have failed to take its work seriously. Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff (BAME) who “reverse-mentored” senior white colleagues also found participating in the scheme to be a burden, according to Joanna Jasiewicz, an equality and diversity consultant at the university. This was partly due to a lack of commitment by some mentees, she added. The pilot…

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BAME trainee doctors in ‘climate of fear’ over racism | Education

Many black, Asian and minority ethnic trainee doctors are experiencing a “climate of fear” at medical schools amid a failure to address widespread racism, according to the British Medical Association. Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council chairman, said the schools’ inadequate response to racism had left many BAME afraid to speak out. His criticism came after an investigation by the BMA and the British Medical Journal (BMJ) found medical schools were ill-prepared to deal with racism against students, with only 11…

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