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I entered journalism when Stephen Lawrence inquiry made Establishment face up to its own racism in the way #blm is making people think now. I remember reading piece in which one editor said: "If BAME applied, we would recruit them". I applied for 100s of jobs and got 2 interviews
And I was a working class Asian person who had got into Oxbridge. How much of a chance would have black candidates have got? Judging from their almost total absence on Fleet St: none. I don't feel that things have really improved either.
The other year I met one of the editors on a tabloid who had rejected me. I told them this story, feeling that I had made it and had nothing to prove. And he said: "The thing is, we look for people of a certain standard."
Oh yeah, in one of those interviews an editor asked me how often I "went back home". Meaning India. Not Wolverhampton, which my CV clearly showed was my actual home. I got lucky in the end, have had an amazing career, but I despair for black kids trying to break into Fleet St.
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