Guardian contributor evidently doesn't view Jews as representative of "diversity"

The row over the decision by Comedy Central to hire South African comedian Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s replacement on The Daily Show has largely settled around accusations that Noah has engaged in antisemitism.  However, Guardian contributor Ashley Clark decided on a different angle in covering Noah’s appointment, the network’s “stride” towards diversity.
In his March 30th Guardian article, Clark argued that the network is ahead of the diversity curve.

The bold nature of Comedy Central’s appointment continues to suggest that the network are ahead of the curve with regard to promoting diversity on their flagship late night shows. While other networks have been overwhelmingly monocultural in the manic recent late night merry-go-round (Jimmy Fallon took over The Tonight Show on NBC; Jimmy Kimmel moved to 11:35 on ABC; Seth Meyers got NBC’s post-Fallon slot; Englishman James Corden has Scotsman Craig Ferguson’s Late Late spot on CBS; Stephen Colbert will replace David Letterman on CBS’ Late Show), Comedy Central disrupted the colour bar. In March 2014, they announced 53-year-old Larry Wilmore, a long-time Daily Show contributor, as the replacement for Colbert.

Of course, unmentioned by Clark, both Jon Stewart and Seth Meyers are Jewish. 
If you’d attempt to explain that Clark was narrowly discussing racial diversity, the following paragraph demonstrates that this isn’t so.

The stats across the board remain sobering: HBO’s Last Week Tonight has two female staffers, Jill Twiss and Juli Weiner, out of a total of nine writers. Of the three 2014 Emmy-nominated late-night talk shows, Jon Stewart had a 25% female writing staff (four of 16 writers), Jimmy Fallon 10% (two of 20 writers), and Stephen Colbert, at the time his show ended, only 5% (one of his 19 writers was female – a statistic which he, somewhat glibly, half-joked about when he picked up the Emmy award.) Tellingly, at a panel of female late-night writers in May 2014, the first audience comment to one of the panelists was: “I think you’re great, and you write like a man.”
This lack of gender disparity behind the scenes is reflected in front of the camera. Comedy Central’s appointment of Noah, though refreshing, does little to dispel the enduring notion that women should be happy with the daytime gigs (The View, for example), and leave late-night TV to the boys.

Evidently, for Clark, women and people of color represent “diversity”, but not Jews.
There is a larger issue at stake here.  
Those active within the multiculturalism movement seem to see their mission as empowering the marginalized, and challenging the power of the ‘historically privileged’.  There is simply no question that Jews are considered among “the privileged” within this paradigm. Jews, for many on the radical left, are no longer seen as an oppressed people, which may explain why so many putatively progressive commentators are comfortable advancing antisemitic tropes about the injurious impact of Jewish power
Those who embrace this narrative no doubt feel they’re merely ‘speaking truth to power‘, when in fact all they’re doing is reinforcing toxic ideas and afflicting the historically afflicted.
None of this is meant to suggest that Clark was motivated by antisemitism, only that the multiculturalism he claims to champion is institutionally plagued by a pronounced bias.  It’s not about promoting diversity per se. It’s about promoting the ‘right kind’ of diversity. 
Within the bizarre ideological algorithm governing the multicultural movement, Jews, who make up roughly 0.2% of the world’s population and represent one of the tiniest (historically marginalized) groups, are increasingly deemed unworthy of liberal sympathy. 

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