UK: Local Govt Drops Term 'Minority Ethnic' for 'Global Majority'


Local government officials in a London borough will now refer to people currently classed as “minority ethnic” as “global majority” in a possibly misguided attempt to be more politically correct.

Westminster City Council, which governs the heart of Britain’s hyper-diverse capital, will be dropping the term ‘BAME’ — the rather tortured British alternative to ‘People of Color’ in America, being short for ‘Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic’ — in favour of “global majority”, following criticism of the current terminology following the Black Lives Matter disorder of 2020.

The term was popularized by Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, a woke activist-consultant and “professional associate” at the so-called Centre for Educational Leadership and Decoloniality at Leeds Beckett University, to encourage ethnic minorities in Britain “to think of themselves as belonging to the majority on Planet Earth,” according to The Times.

“It refers to people who are black, African, Asian, brown, dual-heritage, indigenous to the global south, and or [who] have been racialised as ‘ethnic minorities’,” she explained, observing that, worldwide, “these groups represent approximately 80 per cent of the world’s population, making them the global majority.”

I expect the term "black and global majority" to be used more frequently in the UK.

British broadcasters may have pledged to phase out the use of the 'BAME' acronym, but some have a clear ideological interest in grouping together non-white ethnic groups under an umbrella term.

Westminster City Council is not the first public body to push the term “global majority”, however, with activists and institutions having begun to push it some time ago.... (Read more)

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