University in the UK Allows Exam Extensions for Students Who Have Suffered ‘Racial Trauma’
“Around 48 percent of Goldsmiths student population is minority”
How is this proved? It sounds like the school is pretty much taking a student’s word for it.
The College Fix reports:
University allows essay, exam extensions for students who suffer ‘racial trauma’
Students at a British university now can get extensions for essays and exams due to “racial trauma” … and the school will have to take their word for it.
According to Sky News, Goldsmiths University has agreed to a proposal from its Students’ Union which adds “racial trauma” to the list of “extenuating circumstances” for such deferrals.
Goldsmith Students’ Union President Sara Bafo tweeted on Wednesday that essay/exam postponements are accomplished via student “self-certification” — a move away, she says, from “providing so called evidence.” (The university will “assess” students’ requests, however.)
Bafo added that “institutional/systemic racism […] clearly impacts” minority students’ ability to complete essays and exams.
Around 48 percent of Goldsmiths student population is minority, according to a diversity and inclusion report from last year. This is approximately 25 percent higher than the UK university average.
The Uni has agreed to our Sabbs' proposal to include 'racial trauma' as a reason to defer essays for Black & PoC students through self-certification, not an evidence based approach. This is great news and a step in the right direction. Well done to those involved in discussions! pic.twitter.com/rGvvfGJX7R
— Goldsmiths SU (@GoldsmithsSU) June 17, 2021
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