Sir Lenny Henry today delivered a letter to 10 Downing Street to demand an increase the number of women, BAME and disabled people working in film and TV.
Calling for tax relief to help boost diversity behind the camera he went on to say “All we’re asking for is a seat at the table” .
“We’re still in a situation where we might not get a job because of the way we look, or somebody perceives that our education isn’t up to scratch, or we might not even get in the door for an interview.
“To me, if there was a structure that said, if you choose to do this you will get a tax break – people understand that – and these things benefit the industry and bring in more money.
The demand was greeted with shock and outrage on social media, many suggesting that this was having a negative effect on equality in the UK with one angry poster quoted as saying “we’ve had decades of positive discrimination, this is a totally shameful racist act!”.
The BBC has recently come under fire for advertising jobs but accepting only people of a BAME background (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic), basically anyone of a Caucasian heritage need not apply.
It is widely regarded that this is another blatant act of discrimination and racism. Except for a distasteful few, such as Generation Identity, no one wants ethnic segregation, in the form of taxation bands, or otherwise. People should be selected on merit and not gender, sexuality, disability or colour of skin.
The demise of the UK has been attributed to such a biased tokenism before skills selection process and unless this Engels-inspired discriminatory behaviour is stopped, the country shall sink further into the abyss.
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