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Is this racism or not?

dizillusioned

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Opportunities Archive - Creative Access

here we have the BBC looking for interns through a company/charity called Creative Access, just one stipulation:

roles advertised through Creative Access are only open to UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority.
Only applications via Creative Access will be considered – please DO NOT contact companies directly.
 


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Opportunities Archive - Creative Access

here we have the BBC looking for interns through a company/charity called Creative Access, just one stipulation:

roles advertised through Creative Access are only open to UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority.
Only applications via Creative Access will be considered – please DO NOT contact companies directly.
Of course not!:cool:
 

corporal punishment

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If growing up in an ethnic minority is crucial to the role then no. Otherwise yes.
 

Boy M5

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Racism should be stamped on.

Jobs should always go to the best person in terms of competence & fit (employer's culture - but see below).

Creating some Stalinist quota driven selection process is unfair.

If the BBC has issues of being run by a bunch of Oxbridge men, then that's the problem that needs addressing - it's a cultural issue. It has a rotten culture which needs fixing.

It won't be fixed by this nonsense.
 

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Yes it is by definition any way. There may be some for of justification as to why it being done but yes it is discrimination based on race.
 

eoghanacht

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T'would it not be easier to have a look at their site for their mission statement.

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History

The 2011 British Census showed that over 40% of Londoners are non-white. Yet, the 2012 Employment Census published by Skillset in July 2013 showed that ethnic minority representation across the creative industries has fallen in recent years to just 5.4% of the total workforce. At senior levels the numbers are far lower. The absence of diversity in the creative sector is not only bad for our society but is also bad for business, which thrives on having a diversity of ideas and opinions.

This is where Creative Access comes in. Founded in 2012, it provides opportunities in the creative industries for young people from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). Working with the UK’s most successful creative firms, we provide paid internships for people who would otherwise have little or no chance of making a career in the media.

Our first placements commenced in Summer 2012 and in our first year, we placed 100 interns. In January 2016, we placed our 500th intern."
 

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T'would it not be easier to have a look at their site for their mission statement.

"
History

The 2011 British Census showed that over 40% of Londoners are non-white. Yet, the 2012 Employment Census published by Skillset in July 2013 showed that ethnic minority representation across the creative industries has fallen in recent years to just 5.4% of the total workforce. At senior levels the numbers are far lower. The absence of diversity in the creative sector is not only bad for our society but is also bad for business, which thrives on having a diversity of ideas and opinions.

This is where Creative Access comes in. Founded in 2012, it provides opportunities in the creative industries for young people from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). Working with the UK’s most successful creative firms, we provide paid internships for people who would otherwise have little or no chance of making a career in the media.

Our first placements commenced in Summer 2012 and in our first year, we placed 100 interns. In January 2016, we placed our 500th intern."
And yet they don't have a recruitment process tailored to select a diversity of ideas and opinions, but only a diversity of skin colour.

I would be willing to bet that the actual lack of diversity of ideas and opinions in the "creative industries" would be ideas and opinions not of the "progressive Left". This is most definitely not a policy designed to correct that lack of diversity.

But hey...
 

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T'would it not be easier to have a look at their site for their mission statement.

"
History

The 2011 British Census showed that over 40% of Londoners are non-white. Yet, the 2012 Employment Census published by Skillset in July 2013 showed that ethnic minority representation across the creative industries has fallen in recent years to just 5.4% of the total workforce. At senior levels the numbers are far lower. The absence of diversity in the creative sector is not only bad for our society but is also bad for business, which thrives on having a diversity of ideas and opinions.

This is where Creative Access comes in. Founded in 2012, it provides opportunities in the creative industries for young people from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic backgrounds (BAME). Working with the UK’s most successful creative firms, we provide paid internships for people who would otherwise have little or no chance of making a career in the media.

Our first placements commenced in Summer 2012 and in our first year, we placed 100 interns. In January 2016, we placed our 500th intern."
If you are excluding people, primarily based upon the colour of their skin or their ethnic background, then it is discrimination. No matter which way you cut it. That we are allowing discrimination against our own people in our own countries is a sickness.
 

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And yet they don't have a recruitment process tailored to select a diversity of ideas and opinions, but only a diversity of skin colour.
What? Non whites all have the same opinion, they can't have diverse opinions why?

I would be willing to bet that the actual lack of diversity of ideas and opinions in the "creative industries" would be ideas and opinions not of the "progressive Left". This is most definitely not a policy designed to correct that lack of diversity.

But hey...

"The left!, its all the fault The Left!"

knuckles drag
 

eoghanacht

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If you are excluding people, primarily based upon the colour of their skin or their ethnic background, then it is discrimination. No matter which way you cut it. That we are allowing discrimination against our own people in our own countries is a sickness.
"our people"?
 

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