A range of British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) television departments, programmes, and radio stations are currently offering highly desirable, paid internships, but white people are prohibited from applying.
Creative Access – an organisation, registered as a charity, which offers placements at “many of the UK’s top media organisations” – has listed a number of BBC placements on its website, demanding applicants are only from “Black, Asian and non-white minority ethnic backgrounds”.
The website’s list of opportunities shows that all but four of the positions currently available are for jobs at the publicly-funded BBC, and Creative Access is funded by the British tax payer despite its charity status.
The BBC positions are for a period of a year, and come with a bursary of £19,480 for London placements, and £16,881 for placements outside of London. While the BBC will pay half the salary, Creative Access pays the other half.
The website lists its main sources of funding, naming the quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisation ‘UK Commission for Employment & Skills’ and the UK government’s Department for Business, Innovation & Skills.
The other organisation named alongside the government departments is Creative Skillset, which has received millions of pounds of “investment” from the Scottish Parliament.
Creative Access founder and boss Michael Foster stood for election last year as a Parliamentary candidate for the…