The British Daily Mail reported on the 16th that many departments of Oxford University forced students and faculty to participate in “unconscious bias training” in an attempt to eradicate their hidden racist behavior.
At Somerville College, where former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, students were asked to pass a test in which students must admit that white lecturers are more popular than black lecturers.
After a strong protest, the head of the college has said that students will no longer be forced to participate.
According to the report, the British government believes that this kind of training not only fails to achieve the expected purpose, but also makes the problem of discrimination worse.
The British Cabinet also said of “unconscious bias training”, “There is a lot of evidence that such training not only has no lasting impact, but also is counterproductive.
Commands to suppress stereotypes not only reinforce stereotypes, but also trigger negative effects that make people more likely to increase their sense of bias.” However, even if it is criticized as “low quality and poor effect”, many colleges at Oxford University insist that teachers and students should complete this training.
Some netizens commented: “This is brainwashing”, and some netizens said, “This should be the responsibility of parents to let children learn not to discriminate against others from an early age.”