House of Commons
Teaching of British colonial history in schools
EDM #562
Tabled 04 June 2020
2019-21 Session
That this House calls for the teaching of British colonial history in school curricula across the UK; recognises that much of Britain's wealth was built upon brutal suppression and the embedding of racism and division across the world; that great cities such as Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol were built upon the investments of the slave trade; that our collective lack of understanding of Britain's role in cultivating notions of race and racial hierarchy misinforms discussions about racism in Britain to this day; and notes that unpicking how and why racial prejudice was constructed would make for a more sophisticated discussion about racism now and would erode the false notion that Britain was ever exclusively “white”.

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