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14th April 2006 at 01:00
Just as the human resources manager at Walsall college of art and technology was enjoying the prestige of presenting a "masterclass" to the Network of Black Managers, the college was being accused of, ahem, breaking race relations laws.

The college insists that an ethnic minority impact assessment has been completed, as the law requires, as it pushes through changes to staff contracts. But no one outside the college management priesthood has seen it. Natfhe, the lecturers' union, and FE Focus have both asked for a copy - so far to no avail.

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