...when she emailed the recruiters for the Environment Agency and asked, "Am I correct in assuming that as I am English (White) I need not apply as the preference is for the minorities you have listed, or can I apply anyway?" the reply she received from the recruitment officer, Bola Odusi, said,In other words, minority status trumps ability if you want to join the Environment Agency. Who needs abilities? Hardly even newsworthy today though.
"Thank you for your enquiry unfortunately the traineeship opportunity in [sic] targeted towards the ethnic minority group to address their under representations in the professions under the Race Relations Act amended 2000."
But then I read another of Dizzy's posts:
Government laboratory to blame for foot and mouth outbreak?I can't help thinking that there might just be a connection between these stories...