25 July 2018
Professor Rainbow Murray discussed the morality of diversity on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze. “My belief quite firmly is that talent doesn’t have a gender, it doesn’t have a race, it doesn’t have a class, and yet success does. Success does have a race, it does have a gender, it does have a class. So why does talent not translate into success?” she asked. Professor Murray argued that if talent doesn’t translate into success, this suggests two things: that we are not rewarding merit, and that there are systematic barriers that are preventing people from achieving their full potential. “It’s those barriers that I’m opposed to”, she concluded.
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