The BBC has been criticized for the privilege tests it offers as part of its diversity training.
The former Prime Minister ridiculed the test, called “The Ally Track,” as “nonsense or bad,” and said the views it preached did not apply to the BBC’s audience.
Those taking the test will be asked to answer 20 questions about the “players” they create. At the end of the test, based on the answers provided, it will be clear where the player is on the race track of life.
If a healthy Caucasian man earns a salary that can cover his basic living expenses, he has college-educated parents who can cover his bill and his religion, ethnicity, gender, or I have never been shy or discriminated against because of my sexual orientation. Comfortably practicing his religion and expressing his sexuality at work was not the only person in his race in the office room, or his ability to perform tasks based on ethnicity or disability. No one guessed about his religion on the basis. A leadership role model like him is considered aspiring at work and the first place in the starting line of life.
The test is free for organizations and the general public and was developed by the BBC Academy in collaboration with the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, a diversity think tank, as part of the BBC Creative Allies program launched last November. Black Lives Matter is protesting that it has swallowed major western cities for months.
Sir John Hayes, a former minister and chairman of the Conservative Common Sense Group, said: Telegraph The BBC needs to wake up.
“Most people will consider this nonsense or worse,” he said.
“Unless the BBC wakes up and smells coffee and realizes that its distorted view of privilege is not shared by viewers and listeners, its position in the eyes of the general public continues to plummet. Probably, “he added.
A BBC spokesman defended the test, saying it wouldn’t cost public money.
“This basic online tool, launched last November, was created in-house, so it costs little,” a spokesman said in a statement emailed to The Epoch Times.
“It has simply been used by organizations across business, media, fashion, and the arts, emphasizing the obstacles people can face for their background,” the statement reads.
However, the campaign group TaxPayers’ Alliance said the defense was ineffective.
“The BBC’s defense that this was done in-house does not hold water. They should pay for these meaningless and progressive procrastinations, even if done by their own staff. Not, “digital campaign manager Joe Bentley told The Telegraph.
BBC News and current Executive Director Fran Unsworth announced on Tuesday that he would leave the company after working there for over 40 years. Answorth was reportedly involved in an internal dispute over a proposal to appoint Jess Brammar as the BBC’s new head of news.
Opponents of personnel choices said Brammer’s appointment would undermine public broadcasting’s responsibility to remain fair, apparently given the history of left-wing social media posts.