The Guardian reports …
UK public institutions, including schools, are clamouring to show they are card-carrying anti-racists. Pictures of patients who have died from Covid-19 have had a striking similarity: mainly black and brown faces because, shockingly, BAME people are twice as likely as white Britons to die of the virus. The murder of George Floyd in the US has galvanised people into action, at least for the moment.
Some educational institutions have released statements declaring they believe Black Lives Matter. But how, beyond the slogans, do they commit to concrete and long-term change? And where do schools start?
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