Oxford University retweeted a post today criticising David Lammy for his “bitter” remarks after figures showed more than one in four of its colleges did not admit a single black British student each year during a three year period.
The Labour MP slammed the university on Wednesday as being a “bastion of entrenched, wealthy upper class white privilege” after admission figures showed white British applicants were twice as likely - 24% - to be admitted to undergraduate courses at Oxford as their black British peers – 12%.
Shortly after Lammy was interviewed about the figures on BBC’s Today programme, the university retweeted a post accusing the MP of being “bang out of order”.
Comments under the retweet questioned why the university was endorsing the remark.
Woah...Uni of Oxford retweeted a tweet calling David Lammy bitter after he released their diversity data pic.twitter.com/uybWTTlE03— Helena Horton (@horton_official) May 23, 2018
As a Cambridge graduate from an ex-pit village in the north of England I think his criticism of Oxbridge is spot on, & that @uniofoxford is not helping its cause by RTing this.— em (@civetta) May 23, 2018
This is not an appropriate RT, whoever is running this account should reconsider.— Yara Rodrigues Fowler ]]>🧜🏼