Nothing to do with race or ethnicity. Chairman of BAFTA is a minority, The allegations are coming from across from the race spectrum. Guardian articles in this case gives a lot of background on what transpired.Well, I agree.
I can't think why they didn't want to run the story and pull the award to the black actor Noel Clarke. Maybe it was because they had already filmed the clip or had the cup engraved?
Or maybe they were just stuck between in the cleft of 'black actor refused award = institutional racism, he is innocent until proven guilty' and 'unable to verify even the claims of misogyny so give the award = not protecting women' ? I think they were in a terrible position.
I worry you are correct though, would their decision have been easier if it was a different actor?
I agree with you that it ought not to be, but in this particular thread it could be relevant to BAFTA having a dilemma of not only facing accusations of indifference to abuse but also racism.His being black is not a story, ...
The important word is 'allegations'. In the days of yore, newspapers had to be very careful how they dealt with allegations of this sort as they could be sued. When it comes to social media playing judge and jury the law needs to be updated to cover such accusations. The tendency to call complainants 'victims' on social media means guilt has already been decided in advance, and the presumption of innocence denied.So, would you have given the award knowing the allegations or not?
Exactly my point, but when I made it I was told I was a swivel eyed racistI agree with you that it ought not to be, but in this particular thread it could be relevant to BAFTA having a dilemma of not only facing accusations of indifference to abuse but also racism.
We should take each issue is separately and not cast the same shadow or aspersion each and everytime.Interesting viewpoint that.
I assume then that you would agree then that the Metropolitan Police can't be misogynistic because their Chief Inspector is a woman?
Funnily enough, one of his friends may have started that one rolling the day before yesterday, when they threw their opinon into the mix that this was only happening because Clarke is a high achieving black man.Amazing how his race is now discussed more than his antics .
The racism claim died down very quickly once the extent of allegations became wide. Pulling out the race card is second nature to some, you can never get rid of these lot.Funnily enough, one of his friends may have started that one rolling the day before yesterday, when they threw their opinon into the mix that this was only happening because Clarke is a high achieving black man.
Not offering this as an opinion of my own, just pointing out that this was the first mention of race on the matter, at least that I heard, and that it came from the Clarke camp.
Which brings me back to my original point all those hours ago before I got called a racist.I am more interested on the role of BAFTA and their claim of ignorance.
My point originally though, as you seem to agree with, is that they were a bit stuck between two stools.My initial feel is the same as you that the BAFTA lot froze because of race.