Brighton manager Chris Hughton says football needs greater diversity and inclusion to help tackle racism

The Brighton manager believes football clubs are making every possible effort to help prevent incidents of racial abuse, but said greater inclusion is required. Chris Hughton has reiterated his calls for more diversity in football coaching, board rooms and in charge of the sport’s governing bodies in order to help tackle racism in football. The Brighton manager believes football clubs are making every possible effort to … Read More

Calls for greater diversity among school governors

“When I was at school, I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do when I grew up,” says Theresa Esan. “I didn’t have many role models that inspired me. “There were big international figures like Nelson Mandela and Oprah, but none that I could relate to locally.” It was because of a lack of local black role models when she … Read More

Sol Campbell to join England U21 staff in FA diversity drive

Sol Campbell among group of black and ethnic minority coaches called up to work with England as FA look to increase diversity in national teams. The FA have fulfilled a commitment to increase the diversity of their coaching set-up and, as reported by The Times, four big names are on their way to St George’s Park. Campbell, former Wolves boss … Read More

England work placements for BAME coaches

Black, Asian and minority ethnic coaches (BAME) will be offered work placements with senior England teams to help increase diversity in football. It is one of the measures outlined by the Football Association in a new equality action plan. The FA said in January it was working on plans to increase equality in the organisation and the wider sport. “We … Read More

BAME characters should be ‘more central’ in children’s books

Children’s books should feature more ethnic minority characters in central roles, a literacy charity has said. The Centre for Literacy and Primary Education also said black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) characters should not be mainly defined by their struggle, suffering or “otherness”. It said more than half the 400 books it looked at featuring BAME characters covered issues such … Read More

BBC announces action to boost staff from BAME backgrounds

The BBC’s director general has spoken of the “importance” of a report into the Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME) culture at the corporation. Tony Hall addressed staff on Wednesday saying he was “determined” to implement findings from the two-year long review. The recommendations address ways in which the BBC can boost diversity and further the careers of BAME staff. Among … Read More

Ofcom, please listen. More racial diversity on TV means seeing the bigger picture

When the BBC revealed statistics showing the gender pay gap of their top earners, it made international news. On the same day the BBC also published other diversity statistics, which showed that its black, Asian and minority ethnic staff are less likely to be promoted than their colleagues, and less likely to reach senior management. And if a minority person … Read More