Black History Month: Education and Black History Month
Whether or not the national curriculum does a good job on teaching about racism and Black History is debated.
On one hand, a third (32%) of Brits believe we do a ‘good job’ on teaching about racism, while slightly more (35%) believe we do a ‘poor job’, and this rises to a considerable 53% of ethnic minorities.
Many Brits can recall being taught about Tudor history (58%) and the Ancient Greeks (39%), however just 13% say they were taught about racism in school and even less (9%) admit they were taught about Black History overall. Despite this, seven in ten Brits still believe it’s important to teach about racism (72%) and the British Empire/Colonialism (68%) in school, highlighting the importance of embedding these topics more into the national curriculum for future generations to learn about.
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