World’s largest higher education union says anyone can identify as black, regardless of skin color

by Jordyn Pair · Nov 19th, 2019 9:32 am

Last Updated Nov 20th, 2019 at 4:34 pm

The world’s largest higher education union has announced that anyone should be able to identify as black “regardless of the colour of their skin or background.”

The British Universities and College Union made the statement during a report about whether men should be able to identify as women, despite their biology.

“Our rules commit us to ending all forms of discrimination, bigotry and stereotyping. UCU has a long history of enabling members to self-identify whether that is being black, disabled, LGBT+ or women,” UCU said in its statement.

UCU member and Sussex University professor Kathleen Stock called the union’s statement “anti-intellectual propaganda.”


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