Unlike most on here I think I could be considered as part of the problem. I taught on degree programmes for many years and I was also responsible for the construction, validation and delivery of more than a dozen degree programmes in very diverse curriculum areas. Being an FE Lecturer I was limited to undergraduate teaching up to the end of the second year of a full time degree programme. Our students left College to complete their third and final year at the validating university. For all of the degree programmes I was responsible for (23 in total) I controlled the funding for each course including capital expenditure and a significant part of that capital was spent on reference literature for which I required an academic justification and also the validating University required the same from me. In the years I managed that provision I can honestly say that at no time was an authors colour ethnicity/race considered as an issue.