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Troy Deeney launches campaign to broaden diversity

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Troy Deeney has written an open letter to the government urging them to include the experiences of Black, Asian and other ethnic minorities to be included in the national curriculum. The Birmingham captain feels that the curriculum is failing children from ethnic minorities. Only 12 percent of current teachers believe that the curriculum is teaching diverse topics.

“I believe the current system is failing children from ethnic minorities,” Troy Deeney said in his open letter. “I’ve found I’m not the only one to feel strongly about this subject – over the past 18 months or so, nearly 400,000 people have signed petitions calling for changes to be made to mandate more diversity on to the national curriculum, and numerous debates have been conducted in Parliament.”

“Nearly two years on from the death of George Floyd and the tidal wave of outrage that followed, an eerie quiet seems to have descended on the national cultural debate, the issues raised have receded from the news agenda, and, if we are to believe the conclusions of the Sewell Report, the UK does not have a systemic problem with racism at all,” he continued.

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