On the front page of educationguardian the headline is “Segregation, 2006 style” as
“Figures on the ethnicity of students in higher education show a disturbing racial divide amongst universities”
Inside the cover, Trevor Philips, Chair of the Commission for Racial Equality, complains about the “institutional racism” that keeps
blacks “students of African-Caribbean heritage” out of the “holy trinity” of Oxford, Cambridge, and Imperial.
Meanwhile, on the “Opinion” page of the same section of the newspaper, Philip Beadle objects to any hint of selection by ability in government policy because it’s, er, well, like “more right wing than Stanley Matthews”, man; and the real educational segregation—selection by house price, by social class, and by school fee—rumbles on, undisturbed.