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‘Deracinated Coloured People’ on BBC

Samir Shah, a member of the BBC’s board of directors, is criticizing network execs for “cloning” themselves offscreen, while “flickering” minorities onscreen, according to the Guardian.

In many of the UK networks’ television shows (including the popular soap, EastEnders), Shah says execs are hiring those like them behind the scenes to call the shots, but are overcompensating for their lack of executive diversity by putting minority actors onscreen—even if the roles they play have nothing to do with their race.

Shah says this had led to a “world of deracinated coloured people flickering across our screens—to the irritation of many viewers and the embarrassment of the very people such actions are meant to appease.”

PHOTO: Courtesy of BBC

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Samir Shah, a member of the BBC’s board of directors, is criticizing network execs for “cloning” themselves offscreen, while “flickering” minorities onscreen, according to the Guardian.

In many of the UK networks’ television shows (including the popular soap, EastEnders), Shah says execs are hiring those like them behind the scenes to call the shots, but are overcompensating for their lack of executive diversity by putting minority actors onscreen—even if the roles they play have nothing to do with their race.

Shah says this had led to a “world of deracinated coloured people flickering across our screens—to the irritation of many viewers and the embarrassment of the very people such actions are meant to appease.”

PHOTO: Courtesy of BBC

Categories: Race Matters.

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