White people BANNED: Creative Access UK Excludes White People from Internship Schemes
Creative Access UK is self-proclaimed “ground breaking” enterprise that “provides opportunities for paid, full-time internship opportunities in the creative industries for talented young people”. Great!
Except there’s a catch – you can’t be white.
The company’s Facebook page proudly points out that these young people are exclusively “from under-represented black, Asian and other non-white minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds” – the key phrase there, of course, being “non-white” (screenshot below).
Now I’d call that racism. But who cares what I think, right? Let’s ask the Oxford dictionary instead. It defines racist as: “A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another.” Now that can be broken down into two parts:
- “A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races”
Discrimination (according to Oxford again) is “The unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people, especially on the grounds of race, age, or sex” – meaning treating somebody different based on any one from a number of factors, including race. If only providing opportunities to “non-white” young people isn’t discriminatory then I don’t know what is. Because it is based on race, we have established that it is clearly racism.
- “[A person] who believes that a particular race is superior to another”
In fairness, I do not see any evidence of this, however, judging by their rhetoric and principals, I wouldn’t be remotely surprised if evidence did appear in the future.
So it’s pretty clear they’re racist.
It’s important that we look at their reasons for being racist. They claim that the UK is 14% non-white – a claim which I don’t doubt. They claim that BAME workers only make up 5.4% of the workforce in the creative industry. This I also don’t disagree with. But I don’t believe that active racism and segregation is the solution to this problem or any other.
To highlight my point, let’s say the UK hospitality industry employs 78.5% white people. I don’t have the actual statistics at hand but for argument’s sake let’s use that figure. That would mean that white people are underrepresented by 8.6%, the same as BAME workers in the creative industry. Would it be appropriate for me set up an organisation with the aim of providing opportunities to “non-black/ethnic minority” young people in that industry? Of course it wouldn’t. That would be racist and would be stopped – and rightly so. So why is it acceptable for other races to have these privileges?
One of the most frightening things about this whole organisation is that they have recieved millions from the taxpayer and are partnered with the BBC, ITV, the Mail and numerous other huge media outlets. Why are they endorsing this blatant racism?
It is wrong and we who have common sense must fight it with every ounce of energy we have.
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