Nanny Knows Best

Nanny Knows Best
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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Nanny Bans White Police Officers

Nanny Bans White Police OfficersIt seems that the concepts of political correctness are becoming embedded in some police forces, despite what you may have read about racist emails in the Merseyside police.

Unfortunately, Nanny can take the concept of "PC" a little too far at times. Her chums in the Gloucester Constabulary have been reported to the Commission for Racial Equality, over accusations that it has discriminated against 109 white male job applicants during a recent recruitment drive.

The police claim that the decision was part of its programme to boost the number of minority ethnic officers:

"Because of statutory and Governmental requirements, the decision was taken to give priority to females and applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds."

Gloucestershire Constabulary believe that its recruitment profile for officers must represent the ethnic mix of the community, and therefore from the total number of 301 applicants they received, only 192 could be sent to the police officer assessment centre.

Assistant Chief Constable Michael Matthews said:

"It is essential in a democratic policing environment to ensure that under-represented groups are prioritised in our recruitment drives.

This 'positive action'

will undoubtedly mean disappointment for others

who fall into the categories we never have difficulty recruiting from.

However, this is the only realistic way of ensuring we maintain a diverse workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve

Up to a point there is some logic in what he says. However, would not the people of Gloucestershire be best served by having the best qulaity officers on the beat, irrespective of their race and sex?


  1. Anonymous11:31 AM

    "It is essential in a democratic policing environment to ensure that under-represented groups are prioritised in our recruitment drives"

    Logically that would mean the rules banning criminals from being officers should be removed?

  2. Anonymous11:33 AM

    And since a certain percentage of the population are undoubtedly racist, why was that officer forced to resign last year for making racist comments?

  3. Anonymous2:18 PM

    One thing that I've never understood: how come the black police association isn't outlawed for being racist? Or is it only possible to be racist if you are white?

  4. Anonymous6:31 PM

    On the basis of percentages,if that is now the criteria ,there are far too many blacks on my television than their munbers would permit,or asians on my childrens programmes,and the ENGLISH football and cricket teams,on percentage my television should be white since there are more white people ,white ENGLISH people, than there are of any others

  5. Anonymous6:38 PM

    Yes it seems it isonly possible to be racist if you are white and I agree Nanny, we should have the BEST candidates being selected for every job, not because they are the "right colour or sex"
    I hope a white cop tries to join the black association, gets refused and goes to the CRE, you can bet your life it would be what would happen in reverse.

  6. One of my black friends who happens to be from a very minor minority has coasted through every single interview he's ever had. He could probably not say a word and still get through - because colleges and universities want minorities so badly.

    As a white male I kind of resent that.