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BBC Diversity Director Says “Luther” Isn’t Black Enough

ABL debates Anthony Rogers-Wright on RT about the BBC television show “Luther” featuring Idris Elba. According to the new BBC “Diversity Director”, Luther is not “black” enough in the show because he does not eat Caribbean food and he doesn’t have black friends. This brilliant revelation comes as the BBC pledges millions of dollars toward diversity and inclusion efforts. This debate starts off with both sides agreeing, but winds up a little bit different toward the end.

SOURCES:

BBC diversity chief says Idris Elba’s TV detective Luther is ‘only superficially diverse’ | Daily Mail Online

Is Luther not black enough if he doesn’t eat jerk chicken? | Luther | The Guardian

Idris Elba’s Luther Isn’t Black Enough to Be Authentic, Says BBC Exec | IndieWire

Idris Elba’s Luther ‘isn’t black enough to be real’, says BBC diversity chief | News | The Times

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