Almost 50% British youth afraid to dispute White privilege
A poll by the Policy Exchange think tank reveals that almost half of the British youth are afraid to face up to White privilege.
According to a poll conducted by the Policy Exchange, nearly half of Britain's youth are too frightened of being ostracised to challenge beliefs pertaining to White privilege.
As the poll suggests, 59% of people who had left school have been taught 'critical race theory,' which is a premise by Western academics that says that racism shapes Western life.
However, 40% of the 18-20 year-olds that learned about White privilege and similar concepts said they were afraid of being ostracized for their beliefs if they disagreed - some were worried that they would be expelled, according to the research.
Learning about the knowledge of White privilege suggests that it ignores minority achievements.
Dr. Samir Shah, who is a member of the Government's Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities, said regarding the study: "School children should be able to say what they think without feeling an inability to do so.
"It is incumbent on teachers, lecturers, and parents to allow children to voice their own feelings without fear of favour and that is quite central in my mind to what makes a liberal democracy- that there is no constraint on what you say within the law."
Dr. Shah called for a balance to be provided in educational settings, warning against showing only one side of matters.
He added: "This thought-provoking report is a stark warning against such complacency.
"Views which remain on the fringe in society as a whole, are held by a significant number, or even a majority, by voters in this age category.
The poll in question took a sample from around 1,500 18-20-year-olds in Britain. 42% of respondents said they thought schools should teach that Britain was founded on racism and that it remains structurally racist.