The Daily Ablution: This Week's Look Inside the BBC raises the interesting point about the BBC's diversity unit - following links I find that:
"Dyke has set ambitious targets: he wants ethnic minorities to make up 10 per cent of the BBC's workforce and 4 per cent of its management by next year... He argued that ethnic minorities, who, according to the Office for National Statistics, made up 7.1 per cent of the population of Britain in 2000..Dyke has continued to face criticism from people who claim that the BBC is still not doing enough to engage ethnic minorities..currently 8.5 per cent of the BBC's 23,000 staff are from ethnic minorities, while the figure for management stands at 3.2 per cent .
Eh? - run that past me again - the country is 7.1% "ethnic", the BBC is 8.5% and they are complaining that old Whitey is still getting preferential treatment, seems to me not to be so!
Luckily I decided some time ago that I am going to put "Black" down as my race when ever asked. I honestly have no idea of my racial genotype so why not be black? - or do they employ some old South African to tell how "Black" I am?