“It may be useful in educating children about their history rather than having a dominant narrative in textbooks (of colonisers vs the colonised)”

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While you were growing up who did you see in the media that looked like you?
Richard Blackwood, Bradley from s club 7 and black male actors
In school who did you learn about that looked like you or had similar experiences to you? 
No one except in black history month, mostly historical figures eg. Olaudah Equiano

‘Olaudah Equiano was a prominent African in London, a freed slave who supported the British movement to end the slave trade’

Why do you think diversity and representation is important? 
I think it helps children to have role models that are feasibly attainable eg. A first female president, something which some girls may think is unlikely and not worth pursuing. Also it may be useful in educating children about their history rather than having a dominant narrative in textbooks (of colonisers vs the colonised)
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