An anti-racism lecture given to academics at publicly funded universities across the United Kingdom suggests that cancelling culture benefits racial or social justice.
The ‘Union Black’ training programme, which was allegedly designed by the Open University to “drive cultural change across the higher education sector,” claims that “cancel culture” allows “people or entities” to be held “accountable for immoral or unacceptable behaviour.”
According to an article published on Saturday by The Telegraph, the programme, which received a £500,000 investment from Santander, was administered at nearly 100 different universities across the United Kingdom and allegedly included documents describing “cancel culture” as a “last-ditch appeal for justice.”
“In terms of racial/social justice, cancel culture has been shown to yield benefits,” it added, describing the phenomenon as “mobilising public opinion and sharing collective expressions of moral outrage.”
However, when it comes to the “cancellation” of a target, the course encourages participants to exercise “due diligence” before labelling anyone a social outcast.
The Union Black training course is just the most recent example of hardline progressive ideology infiltrating the British educational system.
Another recent example involved a number of local British councils contracting with a company dedicated to “anti-racist” education to hold diversity training sessions for the local nursery staff.
One critic described The Black Nursery Manager, the firm hired by the local councils, as providing a “Maoist” type curriculum, with the group’s site advertising courses instructing participants on “anti-racist practice” and “inclusive play”.
Meanwhile, the organisation’s leader has previously stated that she despises the British government, which she describes as an agent of “white supremacy.”
Nonetheless, it appears that the trend of hard-left education is not going away anytime soon, with an Open University spokesman apparently supporting the group’s Union Black course in a statement.
“We are proud to have worked together with Santander on developing this course which is aimed at increasing awareness of racism and building allyship to support inclusion,” the representative was quoted as saying in the publication.
“Feedback from course participants has been extremely positive, and we are recommending it to staff and students across all UK universities,” they allegedly went on to say.
Since 2010, Britain has been governed by the Conservative Party, currently led by Boris Johnson, which has claimed to oppose “cancel culture” and woke ideology in the public sector but has done little — if anything — to prevent its spread.