Too many Ethnic people on TV says BBC director

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BBC Asian director Samir Shah said that there are too many ethnic people on TV and claimed a ‘tick-box’approach meant that ethnic minorities were over-represented on a host of programmes, reports The Daily Telegraph.

Shah said: ‘This tick-box approach to equal opportunities has led to an inauthentic representation of who we are: 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.”

But Shah claimed that behind the cameras the BBC and other broadcasters failed to employ Black and Asian people in senior roles.

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