Earlier in this month, we reported that the BBC has banned white candidates from a role in an attempt to increase diversity.
The Bias Broadcasting Corporation has since issued a statement regarding the matter.
A BBC spokesperson told Blasting News: “This scheme is organised by Creative Access, an independent organisation dedicated to increasing diversity in the creative industries, whose other partners include ITV, United Agents, Faber and Faber, and John Murray.
“This is not a job, but simply a training and development opportunity. This training scheme is designed as a positive action scheme to address an identified under-representation of people from ethnic minority backgrounds in certain roles.
“We’re proud to be taking part”
“Such schemes are allowed as under the Equality Act and we’re proud to be taking part.”
This is what UKIP had to say:
“There is nothing wrong with the #BBC making these types of programmes. However, to think that the whole white community cannot know anything about what happens in the ethnic community is ridiculous.
“If it was the other way round, and people of an ethnic background were excluded from applying for this internship, there would be more outrage.”
Do you think companies should be forced (in a way) to employ or not employ someone based on their skin colour or nationality?
White candidates have just been BANNED from applying for this job at the BBC
A job vacancy advertisement has been placed online for a role at the BBC that specifically excludes white people from applying.
Take a few moments to read that opening paragraph again – we know. FFS.
The good guys over at Breitbart picked up on this earlier today
A job advert offering “an exceptional and unique opportunity to train as a broadcast journalist” at the BBC says it is only open to non-white applicants.
Posted to the jobs section of w4mp — the Westminster political, media, and lobbying jobs portal — on Tuesday, the advert states plainly that the year-long, paid internship at the BBC World Service is “only open to candidates from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority background”.
The advert was placed by Creative Access, a registered charity which — as previously reported by Breitbart London — offers highly desirable, paid internships at top media companies, from which white people are excluded from applying.
Does it really need to be pointed out that this is surely shaky ground on a number of levels.
We accept that this has come from a situation where BAME employees are underrepresented at the BBC, but we cannot see how actively excluding white people from applying is sending out the right message.
By all means open it up to everyone and perhaps ‘shuffle the deck’ of CVs creatively to meet your own needs – but advertising the fact so blatantly is only going to cause problems.
Naturally we are racist for pointing this out, but consider how this advert would be received:
Trainee Broadcast Journalist role at the BBC. We are only accepting applications from white candidates.
We accept that racial equality has to be seen in every single sector of society, but at what point does equality become anything but?