A councillor has criticised a free night-time festival for failing to encourage non-white people along.And why does he think this?
He was speaking after a complaint was sent to all the city’s councillors and the local authority’s chief executive suggesting the festival alienated people.One complaint? One?!
But that's all it seems to take these days. Witness the single complaint that sent a man from Inverness Council scurrying to take down the Skull and Crossbones raised above the Town Hall for Halloween, after a former merchant seaman complained it was 'in bad taste'.
Because of events in Somalia...
But back to Brighton and Hove, where we discover the councillor in question is a Green. And he has a blog:
Speaking on his blog, Coun Duncan said: "I think he might have a point: White Lights was fantastic. Although there were events specifically focused on ethnic minority arts, it still felt mono-cultural. "According to the 2001 census (now hopelessly out of date, of course) the city's Black and Minority Ethnic Population is about 15,000 people. Not many of them were out and about last night.The ungrateful swines...
How's a council supposed to be able to meet its diversity targets if people don't co-operate?
Comments, as always, are well worth reading. One misguided soul says:
pancaker, Lewes says...It was?!?
3:13pm Tue 27 Oct 09
Just when the Green Party was gaining credibility we have to have this.