Lenny Henry asking for more minority representation at the BBC

Letter to the Independent in response to this article:

Unless Lenny Henry has evidence of bias in the BBC’s recruitment or promotion practices, I am not interested.

Equality has absolutely nothing to do with equality of representation and everything to do with equality of opportunity.

If only a small number of minority people are applying for jobs there, then only a small number will be represented.

To be calling for an artificially-inflated minority representation, probably at the cost of quality, is blatant discrimination and should be opposed at every level.

They printed it, almost verbatim: