Majority of Britons want children to learn about slave trade in schools

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Most Britons want schools to teach children about Britain’s involvement in the slave trade and its impact in the world today, according to new research.

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A survey conducted by Ipsos MORI to mark Black History Month shows strong support for educating children in both primary and secondary schools about Britain’s involvement in business.

Six in 10 support teaching children in British primary schools, while almost two-thirds (65 per cent) favor educating secondary school students on the subject. Generation X, which refers to those born between 1966 and 1980, are most excited to teach children about the history of slavery, the survey found.

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Ben Page, chief executive of Ipsos MORI, said: “Most people want children to be taught about the British slave trade, and only a minority want to forget about it.

“At the same time, opposition to paying compensation to those whose ancestors were affected by it focused on investing in services to help the clearly disadvantaged minorities among white and black Britons.”

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“Most people want children to be taught about the British slave trade, and only a minority want to forget everything.”

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“Most people want children to be taught about the British slave trade, and only a minority want to forget everything.”

Following the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement in the wake of the killing of George Floyd last May, there were several anti-racism protests around the UK and there was growing demand to diversify the curriculum in British schools.

Earlier this year, the annual conference of the National Association of Schoolmasters’ Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) teaching union heard that some teachers had taken it up on their own to “end their classes” because they felt that the national The course is “short”.

During a parliamentary debate about the teaching of black history in June, after a petition calling for it to be a mandatory part of the curriculum attracted 270,000 signatures, Labor MP for Streatham Bell Ribeiro-Eddie said Britain’s ” Historical amnesia” surrounding slavery, colonialism and its own. The Civil Rights Movement served as “a very clear function in our political discourse”.

The Ipsos MORI survey found that people from black or mixed black ethnic backgrounds are more likely than other ethnic groups to support the teaching of the slave trade and UK participation. Nearly eight in 10 people in this group support the subject being taught in secondary schools and 76 percent would like to see it in primary schools.

Opinion is divided on the elements of Britain’s involvement in the slave trade.

While 20 percent feel more embarrassed about their participation, the same proportion say they are more proud that Britain was one of the first countries to end it. Britons are most likely to say that it all happened a long time ago as either pride or shame (29 percent), while 18 percent feel a mix of both.

The past 18 months have seen extensive calculations about race across the world, including in the UK.

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The past 18 months have seen extensive calculations about race across the world, including in the UK.

Two to one, Britons are against the British government paying compensation to those whose ancestors were slaves.

Half are opposed to the UK government’s compensation to people living in Britain whose ancestors were slaves, while almost a quarter (23 per cent) support it.

However, nearly half (53 per cent) of Britons of black or mixed black ethnic groups support compensation (as opposed to 19 per cent); Most white Britons (55 percent) are opposed (20 percent support it).

It comes after slave statues were removed across Britain in places such as Bristol and the London Docklands, as part of a wider calculation about the waves of race and unrest seen over the past 18 months.

Financially lucrative organizations such as the Bank of England, Lloyd’s of London and the National Trust also publicly acknowledged their links to chattel slavery, which forced Britain to captivate millions of Africans, thereby profiting over millions of years. For this many people were brutally beaten and murdered. .

The majority (60 per cent) oppose government compensation payments to all black people living in the UK and 54 per cent oppose compensation to people living in other countries whose ancestors were slaves or all of them. whose ancestors directly profited from slaves. Trade compensates those whose ancestors were slaves.

Despite the crowds thronging to demolish statues of slaves during the BLM movement, considerable amounts of Britons protested payments to the governments of countries where people were confiscated as slaves.

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Despite the crowds thronging to demolish statues of slaves during the BLM movement, considerable amounts of Britons protested payments to the governments of countries where people were confiscated as slaves.

Some 53 percent opposed payments to the governments of countries where people were confiscated as slaves.

In contrast, Britons appear to favor investment in housing, education, health and employment for all races…

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