Earlier this month, professor Gus John went on the Islam Channel to comment on a news story published by The Guardian, where Oxford University was accused of “institutional bias” against the admission of black and minority ethnic (BME) students.
Here’s the video of that interview:
For your context:
An investigation by The Guardian uncovered that white applicants to some of the most competitive courses in Oxford University are up to twice as likely to get a place as others, even when they get the same A-level grades.
The figures, obtained by the newspaper under the Freedom of Information Act, revealed that 25.7% of white applicants received an offer to attend the university, compared with 17.2% of students from black and minority ethnic groups.
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