Jonathan Munro, the BBC’s head of newsgathering, claimed there are too many privileged white males in senior positions on the firm – prompting others to level out the truth that he himself is one.
“We don’t need all our editorial conferences to be dominated by what white folks suppose,” he declared. “We don’t need any single group in society to dominate our editorial considering, as a result of we aren’t being numerous in our thought course of.”
The BBC’s newest director-general, Tim Davie, has vowed to make the corporate 50 p.c feminine, 20 p.c BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic), and 12 p.c disabled.
Munro was mocked for his feedback because of the truth that he’s a white man in a senior BBC place himself.
“Does this imply you’re resigning? Didn’t suppose so,” British columnist Toby Younger reacted, whereas the Occasions’ Andrew Ellson wrote, “Presumably these feedback by Mr Munro are a precursor to him resigning his £180k-a-year place in favour of an ethnic minority candidate..?”
Actor Laurence Fox additionally referred to as on Munro to “take the lead and resign then,” whereas Defund the BBC – a grassroots marketing campaign towards the UK’s tv license – declared, “The BBC aren’t fascinated by true range. They exclude those who disrupt their groupthink: white working class & socially conservative ‘folks of color.’”
“We agree, the white saviour metro-middleclass should cease dominating the information agenda,” the marketing campaign mentioned.
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