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December 7, 2010

Oxbridge gets image of being racist for not taking any black students last year

More than 20 Oxbridge colleges made no offers to black candidates for undergraduate courses last year and one Oxford college has not admitted a single black student in five years.

Figures revealed in requests made under the Freedom of Information (FoI) Act by the Labour MP David Lammy show that Oxford’s social profile is 89% upper-class and middle-class, while 87.6% of the Cambridge student body is also comprised of the wealthiest people.

Merton college has admitted no black students in five years – and just three in the last decade.

Oxford’s breakdown of its latest undergraduate admissions figures shows that just one black Caribbean student was accepted in 2009, out of 35 applications.

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