Ethnic minorities could be put off watching nature documentaries if they are narrated by white men, a report funded by the supposedly Conservative-led UK government has claimed.
A study funded by the UK’s Environment Agency in 2022 reportedly claims that ethnic minorities may be put off watching a nature documentary if it involves a presenter who is a white man.
The research was reportedly uncovered by Conservative Way Forward, a press group linked to Margaret Thatcher, with some extracts of the report published by The Telegraph on Saturday.
According to the newspaper, the Norwegian Environment Agency funded what they described as an “international climate group” to commission an investigation into the effects of multicultural policies on their work.
Titled ‘A Challenging Environment: Experiences of Environmental Professionals from Ethnic Minorities’, the document reportedly concluded that the presence of white men in documentaries can prevent people of other backgrounds from viewing nature content.
“The tendency for environmental documentaries to be voiced by white, male voices was given as an example of how the environment and the sector can feel inaccessible to people from ethnic minorities,” the study reportedly concluded, apparently offering no criticism of people being put off by it. white people who harbor racial prejudice.
All in all, The Telegraph claims that the Environment Agency has become increasingly focused on the issues of “equality, diversity and inclusion” in recent times, with the UK government handing the organization millions of pounds to pursue these aims despite being led by the theoretical anti-vigilante Conservative (Tory) Party for well over a decade.
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The revelation that the government is funding studies into the negative effects white men supposedly have on nature documentaries comes shortly after a presenter from the country’s state-owned broadcaster criticized rural Britain for its cultural association with white Britons.
Nihal Arthanayake, a broadcaster for the BBC, noted last week that there was a perception that the British countryside is middle-class and white, a perception Arthanayake accused so-called “online trolls” of encouraging.
“There is this barrier; a perception, often perpetuated by social media trolls, that the countryside is inherently white and middle class,” Arthanayake said. “But when you go out there, overwhelmingly you’ll find that people are just happy. Happy to be there and happy to see you.”
“We live in one of the most tolerant countries on the planet, and whether I go alone or with my family, I’ve never felt anything but welcome,” he went on to say, perhaps inadvertently undermining the narrative of the countryside as a kind of hotbed for racial identity politics.
Arthanayake’s comments caused considerable controversy in the UK, with the presenter attacking many of those with whom he disagreed as “racists” and “trolls”.
“Do these people who so fear being a minority fear it because of the way they have treated minorities?” he suggested Online.
“The normalization of anti-Muslim hatred on social media is disgusting [sic],” he added.
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