The myth of trickle down diversity

Do more black, Asian and minority Ethnic people (BAME) in executive positions in the media help or hinder the progress of BAME people in the industry?

Alarmingly the answer seems to be “Maybe – but at a great personal cost” according to this BlackOnWhiteTV blog article: http://blackonwhitetv.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-myth-of-trickledown-diversity.html

This seems relevant beyond the media sector and the UK. So often we hear in the cultural sector that if only there was more diversity in decision making roles (and much needs to be done to get there), then artists and audiences would become more diverse too. But as the article argues, it’s not automatic. A broader culture change is required for all of us.

Author: sabine.doolin

Consultant with a strong belief in the value of culture to society.

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