Decision comes after a long-running campaign for the removal of the statue
The governing body of Oriel College at Oxford University has refused to take down a statue of Victorian imperialist Cecil Rhodes from its facade, despite the recommendation of a specially appointed commission for its removal.
Oriel College's governing body has said rather than removing the statue, the varsity chooses to spend more time and energy on improving educational equality, diversity, and inclusion among its student cohort and academic community.
The decision comes after a long-running campaign for the removal of the statue, especially after last year’s Black Lives Matter protests.
An independent inquiry to examine Rhodes’ legacy was set up last year after the governing body of Oriel College had expressed its wish to remove the statue from outside the college.
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