In remarks to the London Telegraph last week, the BBC’s new diversity czar made it clear that she has fully embraced the ideology of white privilege, racial oppression, and the rest of the woke script that leftists must show fidelity to in the modern age. In the interview, June Sarpong said that while not every white person has it made, even the lowliest white person can be sure that they will never face discrimination on the basis of their skin color. Strangely enough, Sarpong said this at a time when the BBC is explicitly rejecting applications from white people for many of their internal positions.
“I don’t for a single second say that all white people are privileged. Of course not. But there are benefits even if you come from a low income and you’re white. You’re never judged on your race,” she said. “You may be discriminated against because of class, you may be discriminated against because of your age, you may be discriminated against because of gender, size, etc, but you will never be discriminated against because of your race and that in itself feeds into the concept of white privilege.”
Sarpong said that most of the white people she comes in contact with are properly aghast at their own privilege and are ready to take steps to remedy the situation.
“The thing about modern privilege is that if you’re the beneficiary, often you’re unaware that you’re the beneficiary, and that’s the whole point, isn’t it? Because the default is white and everything that isn’t is other,” she said. “And I think, actually, the minute many white people understand that, they stand up and say, ‘My God, I never knew. I want to be part of the solution.’”
Yes, they say that because their jobs and reputations literally depend on it now. When a diversity czar sits you down in a training and tells you all about how the mere fact of your existence is oppressing black people, you can certainly stand up and say, “Yeah, that’s BS, go sell it somewhere else,” but you’re probably not going to be employed by the end of the day. Same goes for woke colleges and government institutions where these mandated trainings and oaths are becoming increasingly common. There’s no pushback because the left has seen to it that pushback is utterly unacceptable.
You have to hand it to them, the racial grievance industry has set up a hell of a grift here. How we’re going to get through this, we have no idea.