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What Does BBC News Have Against Black Presenters?

A few years ago,there use to be some prominent black newscasters and presenters on prime time British Broadcasting Corporation news,presenters like Darren Jordan and Moira Stuart but these days not even a black reporter features on prime time BBC news presentations,except for an entertainment reporter that reports once in a while.

It got me thinking.Is it because black presenters just like black models in fashion world,black actors and actresses in movies don't sell that actually prompted BBC to systematically eliminate all the top of the league black presenters in their corporation?

Just like in the british police,i can smell a strong reign of institutional racism in BBC or could there be any cogent reason why there are no black presenters on BBC news crew?

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Now we have identified the problem can you just give us the solution so we move on to better things.

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Thank God for Aljazeera. . .

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I agree with you, there are blacks working behind the cameras on the BBC but not as cameramen as you might think but in the canteens serving food and cleaning dishes and as cleaners and security guards. This issue has been put before the BBC on several occasions one i remember clearly on radio 5live drive programme by a former white male BBC presenter who accused the BBC of being racist during an interview with peter Allen.

If you bothered to read my comments above, i pointed out that some of the blame lies with blacks people who had refused to be educated especially amongts the carribean community. However the Asian community is renowned for its keeness on education but we dont see them equally represented on our screen to reflect their percentage in the population.

I am saying this from first hand experience in the UK and talking with top ranking civil servants of black and asian descents about the challenges they and their counterparts have and are facing.

The solution starts with better education for BEM groups. The UK is a class driven society. Most BEM are in the working class cadre. They need a level playing field to get the most of resources for education right to the university level. This issue of institutional racism needs to be addressed head on. We dont need cynicism from people like you or from the right wing media shouting that its playing the race card. It is real and palpable and denying people of opportunities.

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and what percentage of those go on to university?

What percentage of those that go into university go for 'presenting' courses

the BBC cant force people on to their screens you know

the BBC has a lot of ethnic minorities behind the cameras, just because we don't see them in front of the camera

we cant conclude they are being racist, it will take a lot of time and investment before they come through!

there's a black international reporter that's usually presenting new 24 and there's a nigerian too

by the time those guys making cameo appearance gather enough experience other companies would snap them up

making it look as if they are more diverse than the beeb

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It is not about lots but about proportional representations in strategic positions in a country that prides herself as a multicultural society and equal opportunities for all,written even on job applications.

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What percentage of the UK population is black? In an overwhelming white country, you shouldn't expect to see lots of prominent black people.

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And that is exactly what affects young black youths negatively in this country,they hardly see black role models in actions,even in black dominated schools 99 percent of their teachers and teaching assistants are whites.

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My exact thoughts over the years. BBC do have black/ethnic minority presenters but not on prime time, and if they appear its to present the weather.

Sky is even better when it comes to giving BEM community airtime with Lukwesa and the other lady.

In addition the tax-payer owned BBC and other mainstream media tend to focus on negative aspects of the BEM such as terrorism for asians and gangterism, crime and drugs for blacks. It really makes me sick.

There are too many hurdles placed on the climb to the top for black people. They are more often than not frustrated out of the job.

I guess this is the same reason you have an almost all white Police and Political Elite.

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Unite Kingdom is suppose to be a developed,civilize,multicutural and equal opportunities for all society,init?

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You have said it all yourself, so then, why bother?

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I don't really have to do that,but doesn't it really occure to you?Or you probably don't see things that way?

There are more to game than see the ordinary eye,that is why is so  annoyingly appalling that blacks are their own enemies.

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Call BBC and ask them now . . . .I am sure they will respond.

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