University of Oxford

David Cameron in row over black students at Oxford Uni (12Apr11)



David Cameron claimed that there was only one black student that entered Oxford in one year, when the reality is that there were far more black students in Oxford university.

Recorded from Channel 4 News, 12 April 2011.

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  • What do they mean not doing enough .I thought top grades got you into the top uni,so its you that has to do the work .So will we now see the entrance grades needed lowered to allow more ethnics in 

  • You are intelligent or you are not , end of story.
    Blah blah blah didn't admit enough diversity … what a total load of crap.
    Why do people not factor in genetics, and the irrefutable facts are that interbreeding and other factors cause stupidity.

  • Is Cameron under the impression that Oxford is discriminating against blacks, or is he just in favor of quotas?

    I'm sorry, but which party is he the leader of? He sounds like a UC Berkeley professor sometimes.

  • @MinutemanUK interbreeding doesn't cause stupidity. Genetics may play a factor but so does envrionment & your education. Many black & white students go to poor schools & that doesn't help people.

    If your from a poor background, you can be highly able but a rich, less clever can overtake you in education tests by age 5.

    It just so happens that there are more black people who are poor.

  • @prigg88 Interbreeding within a genetic line causes stupidity among other things like autism, if you want a list google it.
    Who actually cares about "just so happens there are more black people who are poor", google : amount of blacks in proportion to whites in the u.k.
    I agree about the rich poor divide but with tuition fees e.t.c that can never really be solved.

    

  • @prigg88 what do u mean genetics? African raised students who migrate to western countries are academically astute compared to western raised blacks. Anyway, I dont for once believe that discrimination /racism had anythin 2 do with this.

  • @afroguard African raised students have usually seen real hardship & they see Britain as a beacon to a better life. They usually have more motivation to succeed than western raised blacks.
    racism has nothing to do with it, i agree.
    re: genetics – was responding to @minutemanuk who seemed to think the interbreeding of blacks cause stupidity which it clearly doesn't. Your DNA could suggest your not bright & you could pass it on to your kids etc.

  • @afroguard was also trying to refute that claim by using evidence from a government paper which says that if you are a rich child but not very bright, at the age of 5 you could overtake a more gifted child from a poor background. From what i believe, there are a lot of poor black people meaning they don't get the best education & can't get the grades etc. not because their stupid but that the education system is failing.

  • IMO, Black Carribeans in the UK have got to start working harder. Unfortunatly Black carribeans haven't had the best start when they came to the UK in the plight of poverty of racism and it still effects them gravely today. These young black men and women on the streets. Imagine if their parents set up the foundations and effort to get them into better schools and universities. I'm a true believer in the foundations of life starting at home.

  • They simply will not be satisfied until the number of white people in universities decrease! My sister goes to Uni in London and she says it is at least 5/1 on ethnic 'minorities' to white people!

    

  • They should not do positive discrimination, I am a mixed race student who will be applying to Oxford university soon, but I don't want to get in because I would raises ethnic minority stats, but because I am an Oxford quality student.

  • WHAT FUCK COLOUR HAS TO DO WITH UNIVERSITY, IF YOU DON'T HAVE THE BRAINS NECESSARY YOU CAN'T GO, I DIDN'T GO BECAUSE I AM NOT SMART ENOUGH , I KNOW THAT AND PERIOD, NO SCAR AT ALL, THIS FUCKING POLITICAL CORRECTNES IS FILTHY. WHY EVERYBODY HAVE TO GO TO UNIVERSITY, THERE IS THE PLACE FOR MINDS THAT CAN CHANGE THINGS FOR HUMANITY, NOT PEOPLE TO CREATE A PLATAFORM FOR THEIR POLITICAL VIEWS.

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