Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Snowy peak syndrome: why UK organisations remain white at the top - THE GUARDIAN

Originally published:  September 25, 2017
Publisher: TheGuardian.com 

They call it snowy peak syndrome: no matter how colourful the foothills and middle reaches of the average British organisation are, the top is nearly always very white.

A research project conducted by Operation Black Vote and the Guardian has established that barely 3% of the most powerful, prominent 1,000 people in Britain are from ethnic minorities.

And for the few prominent black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) leaders who have made it to the top, the causes of this strikingly unfair social imbalance are manifold, stubborn, shameful and urgently need addressing.