Why is the BBC promoting identity politics?

Aug 16, 2020 by

by Calvin Robinson, spiked:

It is supposed to bring us together. But it has embraced a divisive agenda.

While the identity-obsessed left peddles its white-privilege theories, white working-class boys languish at the bottom of the academic pile. The evidence is clear, available for all to see on Gov.uk — white working-class boys are the most consistently disadvantaged social group in our country, after gypsies, and nobody in the mainstream media is willing to fight their corner.

For the BBC to be further perpetuating the critical race theory myth of ‘white privilege’ adds insult to injury. To suggest ‘privilege’ is primarily based on skin colour is overly simplistic and, frankly, somewhat racist. That’s precisely what the BBC commissioned John Amaechi to say on its educational outlet, BBC Bitesize, last week. Worse, when called out by Andrew Neil on Twitter, John Amaechi acted as if his words were not his opinions after all, but indisputable facts.

Now, don’t get me wrong, individuals may experience many barriers and advantages in their lives, based on a whole host of socio-economic factors. However, these are very rarely constant. And to assume that race has more of an impact than class demonstrates ignorance of how a cohesive, multicultural society like the UK functions.

Addressing white people as a homogenous group with incendiary statements such as ‘Your skin colour has not been the cause of your hardship and suffering’ is not only problematic — it is outright insulting. Imagine trying to explain that to the young white working-class girls who have been the unfortunate victims of evil grooming gangs — who were often labelled ‘white sluts’, ‘white devils’, ‘white trash’ and the like by their abusers. Young girls who were let down by the supposedly racist system, which instead of helping them chose instead to protect race relations.

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