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    Default UK: Working class white males to be treated as a disadvantaged minority?

    The UK Universities Minister is proposing that for the purposes of entry to third level colleges, white, working class males be treated as a disadvantaged minority. In an exclusive interview with The Independent newspaper, David Willetts has pointed to the dramatic slump in UCAS (like our CAO) applications from men.

    Under the proposed plans, white, working-class boys would be included as a target group for recruitment in university access agreements; these are agreements that universities have to sign to gain permission to charge higher fees. Failure to deliver on their access agreements would mean that the universities could face particular sanctions.

    Girls have been out-performing boys for some time now and the educational performance of young males – particularly those from white working classes – has worried Ofsted (the UK education standards body) for more than a decade. Working class males have been accused in one report of concentrating more on the three Fs (fighting, football and f***ing) than the three Rs.

    If white, working class males are under-represented in third level, then it's hard to argue with the logic of this - that is if one is generally in favour of these affirmative action initiatives. Or perhaps this is just populist grandstanding from an overly ambitious Tory? What sayeth the Politics.ie nation?

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    Exclusive: Treat white working-class boys like ethnic minority, Willetts tells universities - Education News - Education - The Independent
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    If you're a white male in the UK and you find yourself disadvantaged, you really need to examine your life at a very fundamental level.
    Mark Murray.

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    If a white working class male goes to college, gets a degree and a related job does he not become white, professional class male or something like that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sondagefaux View Post
    If you're a white male in the UK and you find yourself disadvantaged, you really need to examine your life at a very fundamental level.
    It struck me while I was reading that article that other disadvantaged minorities tend to be disadvantaged due to discrimination from the wider society. Are whites being discriminated against in the UK now?
    Eagla agus eaglais: an bhfuil an fhréamh teangeolaíochta céanna acu?

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    Quote Originally Posted by harshreality View Post
    If a white working class male goes to college, gets a degree and a related job does he not become white, professional class male or something like that?
    I think they only go to college so that they have more chance of getting on to XFactor or something
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shqiptar View Post
    It struck me while I was reading that article that other disadvantaged minorities tend to be disadvantaged due to discrimination from the wider society. Are whites being discriminated against in the UK now?
    By whom?
    Mark Murray.

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    To what extent has this group landed themselves in this position through their own fault? Same as Loyalist working class in N. Ireland where according to the SDLP MP for South Belfast a 16 year old lad walking down the Shankill with a school bag will be ridiculed as a 'sissy'!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asparagus View Post
    I think they only go to college so that they have more chance of getting on to XFactor or something
    Hard to beat good old fashioned ambition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harshreality View Post
    If a white working class male goes to college, gets a degree and a related job does he not become white, professional class male or something like that?
    May be not! In ROI you won't have the all important contacts to smooth your career path any way!

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