Oxford SU is launching the “It’s not enough.” campaign on Tuesday, May 25th, that coincides with the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd. Preparations have been underway for the campaign and Oxford SU is collecting responses from students to make the University and Colleges aware that what they have done for racial equality so far is not enough. Students can get involved by filling out the short form at https://forms.office.com/r/JSg6Cx5E8F
The sabbatical officers at the Student Union have previously released a statement (https://www.oxfordsu.org/news/article/6013/Statement-on-the-Decision-of-Oriel-College-to-not-Proceed-with-the-Removal-of-the-Rhodes-Statue/) when Oriel College announced last week to not proceed with the removal of the Rhodes Statue.
What are we doing?
- Oxford in Numbers: Why it’s not enough – Oxford SU will release infographics on the current picture of Oxford
- Share articles written by students on race.
- Spotlight Oxford student-led societies who’re doing work on Racial Equality on their social media channels
- Release of student quotes on the website
“There are many things Oxford can do better in terms of racial equality, not least removing the Rhodes statue which symbolises colonialism and racism. I am immensely grateful to all the students who have contributed their time and emotional energy to lead and support this campaign. We at Oxford SU will continue championing the student voice, and I strongly encourage you to spend less than a minute to fill out the form and make Oxford a more equal place for future generations of students to come.” - Nikita Ma, President of Oxford SU
Did you know?
1/16 Pro Vice Chancellors are BAME
1/45 Heads of Houses is Black
0/4 Divisional Heads are BAME
1/3 Race Equality Task Force chairs is BAME
4% Offer gap for Asian applicants (2018)
3% between white and BAME students (2018)
12% for black students (5 year average) *
6% for Asian students (5 year average) *
(* using final average marks, rather than degree classification, 2014-2018)