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Student quits Cambridge after white lecturer reads n-word from textbook

Indiana Seresin says that as a white student she 'benefited from the structural racism' at the university

Camilla Turner and Hayley Dixon

Cambridge University has been accused of racism for allowing a non-black lecturer to read aloud the n-word from a passage in class, as a PhD student quits in protest.

The 800-year-old institution was criticised by 26-year-old Indiana Seresin who said that as a white student she had “benefited from the structural racism” of the university.

In a “withdrawal statement” she published online, Seresin explained that she felt she had an “imperative” to leave Cambridge where she had been working on a government-funded doctorate about contemporary American artists and writers...

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