Academics seeking promotion at UCL told to overhaul courses to limit the number of “dead white men”

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The Free Speech Union (FSU) has written to UCL’s vice-chancellor, Dr Michael Spence, urging him to remove this stipulation immediately from its guidance. Toby Young, general secretary of the FSU, said: “Insisting that anyone in a grade 8 job at UCL, or applying for one, has to remove ‘dead white able-bodied European men’ from reading lists, ‘check their privilege’ and ‘acknowledge the prejudice baked into their field’ is an infringement of their right to free speech and almost certainly unlawful.”

Camilla Turner, The Telegraph, 19th December 2021.