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In defence of positive discrimination

A recent BBC incident has got us in a muddle again

By Jessica Abrahams  

Jon Holmes, Presenter of BBC Radio 4's The Now Show—a victim of positive discrimination? ©Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Though most are happy to say that they’re in favour of equality in the workplace, “positive discrimination” is one of those concepts that tends to get people in a tizz. Without it, it’s difficult to make the progress in representation and diversity that needs to be made; with it, it looks like…

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