2015 EiDA Nominee – Black British Academics

Black British Academics is the first online national network developed for people of African descent in the academic community, which many endorse as an incredible resource. The dynamic organisation is leading institutional change around race equality with a collective of intellectuals, scholars, and practitioners who are determined to make equality for all a reality, through cultural democracy. Their innovative resources include networks, forums and consultations. Black British Academics has had a major impact on how institutions view race equality. In the past HEI’s equated diversity as something they aspire to, and therefore speaking about their ‘commitment’ to diversity was seen as adequate. But through the perspectives and experiences of staff and students, Black British Academics has highlighted the fact that ‘delivering’ race equality is the only way to address racial inequalities, and this requires consultation to identify the key issues and implementation of specific actions to ‘deliver’ inclusion.

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