La regina Elisabetta sostiene il movimento Black Lives Matter, dice il rappresentante maggiore

Regina Elisabetta II e il royal family support Black Lives Matter (BLM), un rappresentante senior ha detto all'emittente britannica Channel 4.

Ken Olisa, il primo Lord Luogotenente nero per Londra, said that the issue of race is ahot conversation topicin the royal household, in an interview which will be aired Friday, reports PA Media.
The royal family’s attitude to race has been in the spotlight recently following allegations of racism from Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchessa di Sussex, and the revelation that ethnic minority immigrants and foreigners were banned from clerical positions until at least the late 1960s.
    However Olisa suggested that the family are open to talking about racism.
      I have discussed with the royal household this whole issue of race, particularly in the last 12 months since the George Floyd incident,” Egli ha detto.
        It’s a hot conversation topic. The question is what more can we do to bind society to remove these barriers. Essi [the royals] care passionately about making this one nation bound by the same values.
        Olisa was also asked whether the royal family support BLM. “The answer is easily yes,” Egli ha detto.
          The aide related that the Queen had asked his advice about visiting Grenfell Tower following the June 2017 fire in which 72 persone sono morte, and he said she should go.
          I remember thinking as it all happened, it was quite scary, we didn’t know whether she would be booed or have things thrown at her, eccetera, and when she got out of the car all these people applauded,” added Olisa.
          The interview was part of a program calledBlack to Front,” which will be aired Friday evening at 7 p.m. ora locale (2 p.m. E) on Channel 4. The program was made by an all-black team of presenters and reporters.
          The royals continue to face questions around their attitude to race after Harry and Meghan claimed in an interview with Oprah Winfrey that a family member made racist comments about the skin color of their first-born child. They later clarified through Winfrey that this was neither the Queen nor Prince Philip.
          Buckingham Palace responded with a statement on behalf of the Queen.
          The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning,” leggi la dichiarazione. “While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.
          The Guardian investigation into hiring practices also revealed that decades ago, the palace used a parliamentary procedure known asQueen’s consentto obtain an exemption from UK legislation aimed at preventing discrimination in the workplaceincluding the hiring of people based on their ethnicity. The Queen is still exempt from those laws today, the Guardian reported.
          E a giugno, Buckingham Palace admitted the royal household is not diverse enough.
            The Sovereign Grant report disclosed for the first time that the proportion of ethnic minority employees within the royal household is 8.5% — with a target of 10% entro il 2022. Secondo a 2011 census, 14% of the population of England and Wales were from an ethnic minority background, while in Scotland the figure was 4%.
            As the financial statement was released, a senior palace source highlighted the diversity and inclusion policies, training and programs in place but also acknowledgedwe are not where we would like to be.

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