Petition Make Wales' role in British colonial history a compulsory school subject.
Currently the debate around race is very much in the forefront of everybody's mind. As majority white population this it is a fortunate position that we can choose when we think about race. For many in the BAME community this is not a choice but a daily truth. Wales and Welsh people played an active role in British Colonial history. With figures such as Thomas Picton later celebrated with statues.
This area history is wrought with complexities and many uncomfortable truths that we as a population must address and scrutinise. For many the existence of racism and racial discrimination in society is seen as an issue in other countries but not here. I believe this is strongly linked to a lack of teaching on the colonial history of this country.
There is a similar petition gathering signatures for the UK government to address. I believe we should also address this here as a devolved issue.
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