Skip to Content

Apartheid in reverse: ITV, California legislature state racial preferences

ITV is advertising for an intern to join frontman Peston on Sunday, but there’s a catch – you can’t apply if you’re white.

Published: July 11, 2017, 9:15 am

    Read more

    The establishment believes equality of opportunity means to allow blacks to attended the prestigious British school Eton, but would gladly turn down a poor deserving white applicant.

    The station has been accused of racism in hiring only non-whites for its political programme, and excluding candidates solely on the basis of race. Presenter Robert Peston, a BBC employee and ITV’s political editor, is behind the move.

    The job is to work on the show in London, where white Brits are already a minority according to the latest census.

    Creative Access, the hiring agency, says it is dedicated to increasing the number of people from black, Asian, and minority ethnic backgrounds in the media, and described the intern position as “an incredible opportunity for a politically-minded Production Trainee”.

    They state: “All roles advertised through Creative Access are only open to UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority.” Many were surprised that such an advertisement would even be considered legal, as the British government states that “it is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of race, including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin”.

    But since April 2011, it has been legal in the UK to hire Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) job applicants over equally qualified white applicants under so-called “positive action” provisions. The irony is that is has become a sort of Apartheid in reverse.

    Meanwhile Democrats in the California state legislature are now asking lobbyists to provide data on the race, gender, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of their firms’ employees.

    The Sacramento Bee reported that the leaders of the “Legislative Asian Pacific Islander, Black, Jewish, Latino, LGBT and Women’s caucuses” sent letters “to more than 400 lobbying firms, associations and major groups that employ lobbyists” demanding racial as well as sexual data on their employees.

    Companies now fear that they could lose access to legislators if they fail to submit the racial data, even though they are not legally required to provide such information to the state government.

    California’s Democratic Secretary of State, Alex Padilla, has however refused to cooperate with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (PEIC), citing “privacy concerns”, among other reasons. Padilla has refused to hand over voter data that could expose how illegal immigrants had voted in the recent presidential election.

    “I will not provide sensitive voter information to a commission that has already inaccurately passed judgment that millions of Californians voted illegally” in 2016, he told The Hill. And yet California Democrats believe it is their right to know not only racial, but also the sexual orientation of private employees, a kind of über-Apartheid in reverse.

    Keep ​your language polite​. Readers from many different countries visit and contribute to Free West Media and we must therefore obey the rules in​,​ for example​, ​Germany. Illegal content will be deleted.

    If you have been approved to post comments without preview from FWM, you are responsible for violation​s​ of​ any​ law. This means that FWM may be forced to cooperate with authorities in a possible crime investigation.

    If your comments are subject to preview ​by FWM, please be patient. We continually review comments but depending on the time of day it can take up to several hours before your comment is reviewed.

    We reserve the right to del​ete​ comments that are offensive, contain slander or foul language, or are irrelevant to the discussion.

    Europe

    Seven-year-old forced to take part in sex education class

    BaselA Swiss mother has no right to free her elementary school daughter from compulsory sex education.

    Hungarian government eyes punitive taxes for ‘refugee’ activists

    BudapestViktor Orban is planning to increase pressure on migrant enablers and their supporters within the country. NGOs are facing punitive taxes, and it is not the first measure of this kind being rolled out.

    Striking French prison warders face jihadists inside, police outside

    ParisAt the Fleury-Merogis Prison in the suburbs of Paris, some hundred prison workers protested against last week's assault on guards at the Vendin-le-Vieil prison in northern France, which saw three guards injured in a scissor attack by a jihadist. They faced riot police outside.

    AfD may be winner if German coalition talks succeed

    BerlinA furious battle is raging within the SPD over an agreement to govern with German chancellor Angela Merkel, before a vote on their deal at a special conference next Sunday. The AfD may be the winner because it is not part of the battle.

    Violent clashes between locals and migrants erupt in Saxon town

    WurzenIn the small town of Wurzen, on Friday evening, young Germans and foreigners massively clashed, leaving two Germans seriously wounded.

    Russian reality TV star to challenge Putin in March election

    MoscowA reality TV star-turned-politician is challenging President Vladimir Putin. Ksenia Sobchak told CBS News she will be a protest candidate in the coming elections, running for the nation’s highest office this coming March.

    More fake news: Russia plans to cut the Internet

    WashingtonAnti-Russian hysteria to influence global public opinion by Western means, is gathering pace.

    French teachers strike as jihadists create ‘lawless areas’ at school

    ToulouseTeachers in Toulouse, France, have gone on strike because they reportedly suffer daily abuse by students, some of whom have allegedly been abroad to fight for ISIS.

    Iran: EU between a rock and a hard place

    BrusselsAfter Jerusalem and Cuba, Iran is the third foreign policy issue on which the European Union is between a hard place and a rock. And the EU may be once again going against the wishes of the United States.

    Viktor Orban’s visit to Bavaria makes waves

    The Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, said during his visit to the southern state of Germany: "2018 will be the year in which the will of the people is restored"'. Berlin is furious over the visit.

    Go to archive