Universities are taking action against racist students – but is this the best route?
Universities are taking disciplinary action against students they find guilty of racist behaviour, but does this effectively tackle the culture of racism on campus?
The University of Exeter is the most recent institution to suspend students for racist behaviour after a group of law students made discriminatory comments in private messages that were later posted on social media.
A similar situation occurred at the University of Alabama earlier this year when a student was expelled for posting racist comments on her Instagram.
These reports can understandably spark anxiety about studying abroad, as students may be concerned they will be the victims of discrimination.