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Paid Financial Times internship – white British need not apply

By Richard Milnes     Aug 23, 2013 in World
Are you a recent graduate or final year student with, or expecting a 2:1 classification and looking for a career in journalism? This may be the perfect opportunity, but not if you are native British.
The Financial Times has been found to be advertising a position, which would specifically exclude a large segment of society, based upon their race.
Rather than employing and promoting people based upon merit, the Pearson Internship Programme (PIP) UK seeks to specifically discriminate against the indigenous white British population in favour of what are known as “ethnic minorities,” despite now being the majority in many areas. The “ethnic minorities” must also be “visible” — likely a coded way of saying "with dark skin or not looking too similar to a native Briton — perhaps wearing a niqab would do."
The programme, which is run under the UK Equality Act 2010, ensures that indigenous white British are specifically excluded from applying.
The exact wording of the eligibility requirements states that applicants must be from “a visible ethnic minority background.” Although one could argue that these days only white indigenous British would be eligible to apply in some parts of London that have become heavily "enriched" and "diversified."
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