Warwick Careers Advisor cleared of racism claims
She allegedly told students that ‘black people disadvantage themselves’ back in October
In October 2017, The Tab reported that a Careers Officer at Warwick University allegedly suggested black people disadvantage themselves when it comes to job applications.
Second year Law student Ikepo Abiru described the incident via a Twitter thread and made a formal complaint to the university.
The Careers Officer was quoted for saying "black people are generally laid back".
Still can't get over what happened yesterday at my @warwickuni careers seminar
— pops (@IkepoAbiru) October 3, 2017
The university launched an investigation into the matter, with it recently coming to a conclusion. The investigation found that the staff member was not intentionally racist.
A spokesperson from the university said: “the investigation has now finished and it concluded that the member of staff in question did not intentionally, or purposefully, behave in a racist manner, but had exercised poor judgement when handling sensitive information.”
Ikepo Abiru has been contacted for a comment.