At the end of last year BBC Breakfast TV presenter Naga Munchetty was found to have breached BBC guidelines when discussing President Trump’s call for four congresswomen of colour “to go back” to the places “from which they came”. It is well worth spending the 1 minute and 24 seconds to watch the exchange with her co-host here. The BBC said its editorial guidelines “do not allow for journalists to… give their opinions about the individual making the remarks or their motives for doing so” An open letter condemning this decision was signed by prominent Britons of colour, including former speakers at DiversifyTV events Lenny Henry and Pat Younge, where they argued that you can’t be ‘impartial’ about racism. On the same day in which the Guardian newspaper ran a story claiming the original complaint that led to Munchetty being disciplined was also about her white male co-host Dan Walker, the BBC Director General announced he had overturned the decision after looking in to it personally. Munchetty has since said that “very positive things” had come out of the incident “What it has done is raise an uncomfortable conversation that needed to be raised”.

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