DECOLONIZE THE UK EDUCATION SYSTEM

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This petition calls for all schools in the United Kingdom to diversify, decolonize and restructure. This would involve teaching a different version of British history which does not glorify its colonial 'legacy' and instead would address the effect colonialism has had on modern day racism. This 'diversification' and 'decolonisation' should expand into all subjects taught at school, particularly at GCSE level in subjects such as English and History and anything to do with art and culture. For example, traditional/classical literature should be taught alongside novels written by people of colour such as Nikesh Shukla’s ‘The Good Immigrant’ and Hanif Kureishi’s ‘The Buddha of Suburbia’.   These changes and many more  should be made in order to create a feeling of inclusion and intersectionality within the education system and should essentially provide an education that benefits all not some.



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