#MyRacistCampus is a student-led campaign aimed at tackling the Black Attainment Gap at Leeds Beckett University. There is a recorded 26% Black Attainment Gap nationally, which sees more white students graduating with at least a 2:1 degree and gaining employment much sooner than students of colour.
We recognise that this is caused by a number of factors, including a white-western curriculum, lack of community and proper representation, institutional racism, micro-aggressions, and much more. We stand in solidarity with the BAME students and our BAME Ambassadors who are integral to invoking positive change within the University and beyond.
We invite the whole Leeds Beckett community to engage with the campaign constructively and use it as an opportunity to challenge thoughts, perceptions and behaviours. Take your first step as an ally and click below to stand up to racism.
Professor Shirley Ann Tate, Director of the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality in the Carnegie School of Education at Leeds Beckett University talks tackling the 'BPOC' Attainment Gap in UK Universities in her TEDx Talk below.