An open letter organised by Angela Ferreira, who runs Sir Lenny Henry’s indie Douglas Road, has been written to BBC Chair Richard Sharp seeking reassurances that “advocating for our industry to be diverse will not block people from being employed by the BBC.” in response to allegations over the weekend in The Daily Mail that BBC Director General Tim Davie vetoed the appointment of diversity champion Marcus Ryder to the corporation.

The letter has been signed by senior creatives of colour including Sir Lenny Henry, Afua Hirsch and Pat Younge and many more.

The open letter is being shared around and calling for all creatives of colour, who are equally dismayed of the stories to please sign the letter HERE 

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