Oxford and Cambridge Are Blindingly White

by Liz Colville

Oxford University admitted one black student last year, according to an article modestly labeled “Briefly: Education” in today’s New York Times. Cambridge University, meanwhile, has zero black faculty members. While we’re on the subject of homogeneity, here’s another thing that Britain has a great “dearth of”: non-Jesus religious entities. Not that it even does! But everywhere you turn between October 31 and January 2, some variation of His name, specifically “Christmas,” is the only holiday referenced, praised, eaten a lot on, planned for, honored, groaned about, or decorated in the style of.