From The Times of London:
Westminster council rebrand dubs minorities ‘global majority’
James Beal, Social Affairs Editor
Friday November 25 2022, 12.01am GMT, The Times
BAME is like BIPOC in Canada and the U.S., but it’s falling out of fashion in Britain for reasons.
Westminster Council is the Labour-run local government that runs the City of Westminster, a municipality of a quarter of a million people at the absolute heart of London. It’s home to the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, and about 100 other tourist attractions.
The Labour-run council said it had made a commitment to take serious action to be more diverse and inclusive. …
However, Sir John Hayes, of the Common Sense Group of Conservative MPs, said: “Minorities and majorities are about the context — you can’t use the term ‘majority’ out of context and assume it affords some sort of accurate description.
“The distortion of language is at the heart of the liberal left agenda. The malevolent minority that control too much of Britain wish to control and limit language as a precursor to limit what people think. It is deeply sinister and must be resisted at every turn.”
Westminster council made the change after questions were asked about how minorities should best be described, stemming from the death in 2020 of George Floyd in the US and the rise of the Black Lives Matters movement.
… Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, a visiting fellow at the Institute of Education at University College London who coined the term ‘global majority’, wrote in 2020 that it “encourages those so-called to think of themselves as belonging to the majority on Planet Earth”.
She added: “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’.
“Globally these groups represent approximately 80 per cent of the world’s population, making them the global majority.”
The left long sacralized minorities, but the Great Replacement has made so much headway, that it is now starting to sacralize majorities.