It was a curse for Mr Fox to be a black overseas-trained teacher in the United Kingdom. Not only was his pay lower on average than his peers, but he experienced a pervasive culture of racism. In The Ugly Face of Institutional Racism in the United Kingdom, author Vupenyu waMwamba presents a thorough and comprehensive analysis of racial undercurrents in British education.
Bringing the unique perspective of a Cambridge-educated teacher, he draws upon personal experience and a wealth of research from primary sources to capture a snapshot of the state of the British education system. waMwamba tells the story through a character he calls Mr Fox, who was dismissed and banned from teaching for life for trying to challenge racism and racial discrimination at his workplace.
The Ugly Face of Institutional Racism in the United Kingdom calls attention to the plight of black educators in England and makes a call to action for reform.