Creative Access - A Racist Organisation

Creative Access - A Racist Organisation

August 2020

Checkout this job ad by Creative Access:

The small print reads:

"All roles advertised through Creative Access are only open to UK nationals from a black, Asian or non-white ethnic minority."

If that isn't discrimination then I don't know what is.

Creative Access are a recruitment company that provides workers to a range of organisations such as the BBC, ITV, and so on. They state on their About Us page on their website:

"Our mission is to help under-represented communities, ... Creative Access is the only organisation in the UK dedicated to recruiting under-represented talent in the creative industries. ..."

When they say "under-represented" they mean under-represented in non-White communities. They purposefully neglect the White race in their description.

The 2010 Equality Act

The 2010 Equality Act clearly states in section 3.1:

"13. Direct discrimination

(1) A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others."

where "race" is a protected characteristic.

That's it in black and white. If a person discriminates against another person purely based on race then it is in breach of the Equality Act, illegal and a criminal offence.

Job Ad - An Example

The following shows screenshots taken directly from their website on the 6th of August 2020 for the role of Films Fellow:

The writing in red states:

"This opportunity is only open to BAME candidates, to anyone from a lower-socioeconomic background or those with disabilities"

They try to cover themselves by including "to anyone from a lower-socioeconomic background". However, the ad is clearly discriminating based on race. That is, in my book, and according to the 2010 Equality Act illegal.

Presumably the "lower-socioeconomic background" classification includes White, but if you can find a photograph of a White person on their website, let me know. Here is an image taken from their website and I would hardly call that adhering to "diversity" because to be diverse would include Whites:

Employment Partners

Creative Access supply employees to a range of employers, the details of which cane be looked up on their webpage Our Employer Partners.

You will not be surprised to learn that one of these is the BBC.

But the range is extensive, and worth browsing for yourself: