The Guardian is hosting its annual fictional writing competition and has taken the decision to open the competition exclusively to non-whites.
The competition, which marks the third consecutive year in which the fictional writing contest has run, has a prize for the winner of £1,000 and an exclusive publishing workshop for a day.
The Guardian website states: “The prize is open to all black, Asian, minority ethnic writers aged 18 or over who are living in the UK or Ireland.”
In other words, the competition is inherently racist by banning all white people from entering by virtue of their skin colour.
The Oxford dictionary defines racism 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.”
However, last year’s winner, Lisa Smith, said: “To get some recognition as a new writer has made an unbelievable difference to me. Writing is exposing.”
But, of course, that only applies if you’re white.