We are currently writing an equality, diversity and inclusion plan and in that we are setting targets to improve our diversity in respects to staff from ethnic minorities. Throughout the plan we have used the term BAME, however I am aware that this term can be problematic, on top of that we actually want to clarify that we want to improve our diversity in terms of Black, Asian or other ethnic minority staff who may be discriminated against due to the colour of their skin therefore not including white ethnic minorities as we feel that that is where we are unrepresentative of the population where we are based (London). So my question is what are your thoughts on the term BAME? Is there another term that is better? Is there a term that does not include white ethnic minorities in it? I would particularly love to hear from anyone who is BAME and could offer a personal opinion of being referred to by this term, but also just great to hear what terminology other organisations are using?