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Oxford students step up campaign to remove Cecil Rhodes statue

Campaigners say removing statue of British colonialist is small part of tackling racism at Oxford and would help address UK’s ‘imperial blind spot’

Oxford students fighting to have a statue of Cecil Rhodes removed from Oriel College have said the row over his legacy demonstrates Britain’s “imperial blind spot” and criticised the university’s record on black and ethnic minorities.

The Rhodes Must Fall group last week succeeded in persuading the college to move a plaque dedicated to him and consult on whether to take down his statue from the Grade II-listed building but the students behind it have said they hope to widen their campaign.

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