A white television host announced his resignation Monday in the hope that a "black, indigenous, or person of color" individual would replace him.
Ben Mulroney, the host of Canadian channel CTV entertainment program etalk, made the announcement on CTV's Your Morning program after the cancellation of reality show "I Do, Redo" by Bell Media.
"I Do, Redo" was hosted by Mulroney's wife, Jessica Mulroney. The show was cancelled after Jessica allegedly threatened the career of of a black woman..
"I love my wife, however it is not my place to speak for her, and today, together, we are both committed to doing the work to understand more about anti-Black racism as well as learn and understand more about our blind spots," Mulroney said, adding that he had "benefited greatly" from his "privilege."
"While I have certainly worked hard to build my career, I know that systemic racism and injustice helps people like me and harms those who aren't like me, often in ways that are invisible to us. This needs to change," he said.
"More than ever, we need more Black voices, more Indigenous voices, more people of color in the media as well as every other profession – and that is why I have decided to immediately step away from my role at etalk to create space for a new perspective and a new voice," Mulroney said, adding that he hoped his replacement would be either "black, indigenous, or person of color."