Nuzhat Uthmani

Let’s be honest about antiracist education

The key to tackling racism through education is the creation of diverse learning environments in which all young people feel comfortable discussing prejudice, writes Nuzhat Uthmani

Let’s be honest about antiracist education

I recently watched a two-part documentary based in a secondary school in London, The School That Tried to End Racism. As a teacher who has spent much of the coronavirus lockdown exploring my own beliefs around antiracist education and global citizenship, I was intrigued. Filmed in 2019, before the Covid-19 outbreak – and before the Black Lives Matter movement took off this year – the basis of the documentary was to encourage a group of both white and non-white students to think deeply about their experiences and understanding of race and ethnicity.

A three-week “experiment” was set up in ...

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