London, June 2 (ANI): In an instance of reverse discrimination, white candidates have been barred from participating in a two-year management course offered by the Bristol city council. The course is now available only to people from ethnic minorities.
The decision has come with a view to facilitate an increase in the number of non-white employees.
Distraught white applicants are vociferously opposing the move, which they believe is totally racist.
"I feel the job would be an excellent opportunity for me to make use of the skills and qualifications I have acquired - but being white I am excluded from applying," The Daily Star quoted a white job-seeker, as saying.
"Surely equal opportunities means giving everyone an equal chance to succeed rather than discriminating against people because of the colour of their skin," he added indignantly.
Of the council's 9,000 staff, 8,370 are white and 630 are from ethnic minorities. That is 7% compared to 12% of the Bristol population being non-white. (ANI)