The BBC’s plan to promote ethnic minority staff is racist, a Tory MP has claimed as he challenged executives to give their own jobs to black candidates if they are so passionate about diversity.They of course do not see it as racism, they have buzzwords and phrases like equality of opportunity, but Philip Davies nailed it, it's racism by any other name as the equality does not include the majority nor parts of the majority and therefore it's as discriminatory as a sign reading 'no blacks or Asians'.
Philip Davies said the BBC’s “politically correct targets” discriminated against the white working class, who are also under-represented at the corporation but are not the subject of diversity quotas.
He confronted Lord Hall, the director-general, and a panel of other BBC executives – all of whom are white – appearing before the House of Commons culture select committee.
After Lord Hall said the BBC must employ “as many people as possible from as many different backgrounds as possible”, Mr Davies rounded on the panel.
“I’m looking at you four – which of you four are prepared to fall on your swords and let a black person have that job?” he asked.
Lord Hall and his colleagues – director of strategy James Purnell, BBC television controller Danny Cohen and non-executive director Dame Fiona Reynolds – declined to take up the offer.
Mr Davies said: “You are going down what I personally consider to be a racist approach.
“To me, the true racists are people who see everything in terms of race when what we should surely be is colour blind. Just as it is racist to prevent someone from having a job when they are black, it is equally racist to give someone a job just because they are black.
Yet if you are going to go down this path, the best way to look at it is role reversal, if you decide that you need more ethnic minorities then reverse it to read that you need more whites and that will tell you the intent of the decree.Not that I expect a common sense approach to employment, common sense amongst leftards ain't that common. No, they simply cannot see how racist they are, it's perfectly all right for them to discriminate against white working class males (and females) because we don't count in their diversity quotas.
The BBC will ignore this of course as will the left, yet it was good to see Philip Davies pull them on it, I can't imagine they ever thought they would, it simply wouldn't have registered. Still they can of course ignore him, the man's clearly a racist and a Tory to boot...