There are so many issues .... and other industries where even the gender diversity figures show a vast divergence from rough equality .
I am a male chartered engineer ....
women only make 5% of all registered engineers .... Eng tech IEng CEng.
The uk is 86% people who are recorded as white .....
with Asian Say 7 to 8% and the Black about half that ..
Yet I live in a London borough Ealing where the white population is a minority.
The media industry has done a lot to increase its diversity in all dimensions,
And the BBC being held to,account more than most but it is not the major uk employer if production staff ...
but it has done a lot .... and being sufficiently diverse in higher positions from an industry which has historically been very un diverse in so many ways
Will take time
But as a whole the BBC is one if the better uk companies of any industry to refect the total diversity of the whole uk population.
But our communities are not uniformally diverse .... so what is the right proportion ?
But I note both the increase in the proportion of women in the technical /craft roles
And the that our industry is not the uniformly white it was when I joined ..
..... but the BBC was trying to recruit techies from black communities 40 years ago,
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