How did Leiden University wake up?
Woke Meter uses seven criteria to assess whether a university is concerned with racism and social injustice against minorities. The seven W are:
Is everyone welcome at the university?
Is English the language of instruction at the university?
Is excellence frustrating?
Decolonization: Is the university taking “decolonization” measures?
Are there “diversity servants” in the university?
Is there a safe place at the university?
Are there procedures to hire more women?
Anitje Otto, Chair of the Executive Board, responds to the Leiden University degree.
Half Watt Leiden in the first point: Everyone is welcome† No discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict could take place, and neutrality and security could not be guaranteed. The university stated that the mediator, Dida al-Zubaidi, was not impartial, as she is very pro-Palestine.
The True Diversity Army is active in Leiden, led by a True Diversity Officer. Then you also have an audio board set and an embed blog for the voices of students who have been offended. Big W for Diversity OfficersSo!
And congratulations to W’s for Decolonization Measures Because of the symposium “Decolonization of knowledge” and nice W for safe spacesbecause of Leiden’s STAR formula: A safe space to talk about race.
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