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Post Neon Knight on Tue 16 Oct - 21:45  Quoting:

Young female BAME [Black and Minority Ethnic] researchers are 'reverse mentoring' older white male academics to make them 'understand diversity better'

Young female and ethnic minority researchers will 'reverse mentor' older white male professors in a drive to make them understand diversity better. The scheme, which has been adopted in a number of UK universities, aims to encourage senior academic staff to help women and ethnic minorities to progress at work. Campaigners say that 'pale, male and stale' professors have an unconscious bias that is stopping them taking certain groups seriously.

The move comes following a number of incidents in which eminent professors have been accused of having 'offensive' views. In 2015 Cambridge dropped historian David Starkey from a promotional video over comments he made on television that were labelled 'racist' by campaigners. The same year, Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt was forced out of his job at University College London for 'sexist' remarks he had made about women working in laboratories.

The new project could, for example, involve a black female academic at the start of her career coaching a white, male professor, Times Higher Education (THE) reported.

The move is part of a £5.5million nationwide anti-discrimination drive being funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Jon Rowe, director of research at the University of Birmingham's College of Engineering and Physical Science, is the leader of the project. He said female academics in science departments 'struggle to progress in their careers', yet 'the underlying causes are not fully understood'.

It is hoped that the project will expose the 'unconscious biases' held by senior staff, which are often blamed for female and minority scholars' career challenges. 'People who have been around at a university for a while assume they know everything ... but actually they need to be educated themselves,' Professor Rowe told THE.

Staff from Birmingham will work with researchers at Aberystwyth University and University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Trust. In 'normal' mentoring, you have a senior person whose job it is to coach a junior,' Professor Rowe said. 'In reversing that, we will take, for example, a black female junior academic, who will explain to a senior white male professor what it's like being who they are, and the challenges they have faced.' End of quote.


Two of the comments beneath the article:

"The 'Reverse Mentoring' sounds more like Soviet-era political indoctrination minders being planted in every institution."

"There is no more absurd horse crap being flung around by the left than their 'unconscious bias' nonsense."

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