BBC commits £100m to tackling diversity

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53135022

“The BBC has set itself a mandatory target - 20% of off-screen talent must come from under-represented groups.That includes those with a disability or from a BAME or disadvantaged socio-economic background.

It also pledged to ensure 50% of on-air roles will go to women by 2020, with targets of 15% for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups [BAME], 8% for disabled people and 8% for LGBT staff.

Lastly it will increase the proportion of leadership roles filled by women from 44% to 50% by next year, and raise the share of such senior roles held by BAME staff from 11.5% to 15%”

What do people think of this? Is this positive discrimination? Does this mean that a white straight male with more experience, better qualifications, or arguably more talent, could be refused the job because the BBC need to meet some arbitrary quota?

Should talent and skill come before the colour of your skin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability?
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What do people think of this? Is this positive discrimination? Does this mean that a white straight male with more experience, better qualifications, or arguably more talent, could be refused the job because the BBC need to meet some arbitrary quota?
The BBC is firmly in the hands of a metropolitan brigade of self-appointed social-engineers playing with our money and the answer is Yes. They don't need to meet any quotas, they want to and their equality and race tsars are on as much as the PM. They have to do something with their time.
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More reasons to defund the BBC. I am absolutely sick of death of race, gender whatever it may be getting pulled in to who is hired for a job. It literally makes me so angry. The best person should be hired for a job. It should not be a case of we’ll have 50% of women, or we’ll have 50% of men. This, this right here is what gets people’s backs up. Absolutely ****ing pathetic.
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So much for hiring based on talent :lol:

With that being said, shouldnt matter very much, merely self identify as a gay, black, crippled, mentally unwell poor person and they'll be bowing down before your oppressed might to hire you
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Maybe we're panicking, they've just appointed the 17th white bloke in a row as their new DG. Spent an untold number of licences on a consultancy firm to pretend it was open to tender and then promoted Tim Davies from within. It's becoming absolutely grotesque and turned into a political movement like BLM or XR by the same type of people.
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As if any of you lot actually pay the license fee in the first place.
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As if any of you lot actually pay the license fee in the first place.
I always wondered who the loons who post here were...

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I always wondered who the loons who post here were...

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Tbh i always found these comments are sufficient reason to keep the license fee. Say what you want about the BBC and its programming but these comments are absolute comedy gold!
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(Original post by AT06)
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-53135022

“The BBC has set itself a mandatory target - 20% of off-screen talent must come from under-represented groups.That includes those with a disability or from a BAME or disadvantaged socio-economic background.

It also pledged to ensure 50% of on-air roles will go to women by 2020, with targets of 15% for black, Asian and minority ethnic groups [BAME], 8% for disabled people and 8% for LGBT staff.

Lastly it will increase the proportion of leadership roles filled by women from 44% to 50% by next year, and raise the share of such senior roles held by BAME staff from 11.5% to 15%”

What do people think of this? Is this positive discrimination? Does this mean that a white straight male with more experience, better qualifications, or arguably more talent, could be refused the job because the BBC need to meet some arbitrary quota?

Should talent and skill come before the colour of your skin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability?
About time the BBC did something to increase representation in more senior roles especially!
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Tbh i always found these comments are sufficient reason to keep the license fee. Say what you want about the BBC and its programming but these comments are absolute comedy gold!
:laugh: do you do that too? For me, reading the comments section of the Express is how I imagine ladies and gentlemen felt when going to see a chimp's tea party: a peculiar mixture of amusement and revulsion.

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Off-topic, stop spamming this thread! Mods!
Report it then. I'm sure the CT will be happy to hear from you.
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More reasons to defund the BBC. I am absolutely sick of death of race, gender whatever it may be getting pulled in to who is hired for a job. It literally makes me so angry. The best person should be hired for a job. It should not be a case of we’ll have 50% of women, or we’ll have 50% of men. This, this right here is what gets people’s backs up. Absolutely ****ing pathetic.
I agree it should be who’s best at their job. I’m on the fence about the way they’re tackling equality.
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(Original post by imlikeahermit)
More reasons to defund the BBC. I am absolutely sick of death of race, gender whatever it may be getting pulled in to who is hired for a job. It literally makes me so angry. The best person should be hired for a job. It should not be a case of we’ll have 50% of women, or we’ll have 50% of men. This, this right here is what gets people’s backs up. Absolutely ****ing pathetic.
You seem terrified at the thought of marginalised people having the same opportunities as you do!
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8% LGBT? That's ridiculous, considering only about 2% of the population is LGBT.
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How does money help to increase social diversity within the BBC?
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You seem terrified at the though of marginalised people having the same opportunities as you do!
They're not 'opportunities' - it's a liberal elite leftist conspiracy you see, to kick white people out of their jobs and replace them with brown people with funny names you can't say. The Express article goes into more detail, that being a wholly reliable source.
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8% LGBT? That's ridiculous, considering only about 2% of the population is LGBT.
One of my friends tells me that a huge proportion of men on gay dating apps are married/closeted. You’re fooling yourself if you think it’s 2%.
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Off-topic, stop spamming this thread! Mods!
Oh look - I found you some on-topic comment from the very same source. Which one was you? I'm guessing it was J. Cooper.

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Oh look - I found you some on-topic comment from the very same source. Which one was you? I'm guessing it was J. Cooper.

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One of my friends tells me that a huge proportion of men on gay dating apps are married/closeted. You’re fooling yourself if you think it’s 2%.
2% of the population identifies as LGBT. If they won't disclose it in an anonymous survey, they aren't likely to tell their employers.

Also, your friend's subjective assessment of male gay dating apps is not a super reliable source of information.
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How does money help to increase social diversity within the BBC?
Unsure re: the other minorities, but for disability it would be needed for various reasons - training, adaptation of the work place, support plans for people with disability, etc.
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