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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

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    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.

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