New ‘anti-racism’ guidance has been shared ‘for white people’ working within the National Health Service in a blog post on an official NHS website.
The guidance for employees includes recommendations to read up on ‘white privilege’ and ready themselves for political discussions at work. Aishnine Benjamin, the head of equality, diversity and inclusion at the Nursing and Midwifery Council, said white members of staff should not be defensive and that ‘ignorance isn’t an excuse.’
Employees were also advised to listen to the lived experience of staff who comes from an ethnic minority background, and to ‘work on your empathy’.
In a final world of ambiguous advice, staff are reminded to ‘be uncomfortable’. The 1,100-word blog post sees white staff singles out for the advice.