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Racism exists in Britain because the British don't fully understand the history of the slave trade, says the academic


Racism and discrimination exists in Britain because the British don't fully understand the nation's slave trade history, says the National Trust scientist

  • National Trust published a report on Links Between Slavery and Trust Properties
  • Rita McLean chairs a group investigating how to respond to the results
  • In 2007, Ms. McLean said, "Many problems in society regarding racism and discrimination stem from this episode in history and that needs to be addressed."

There is still racism in Britain because the population did not "fully understand" the country's history of slavery, said the researcher in charge of a National Trust review.

The Trust became controversial when it published a 115-page report in September on "Links between Colonialism and Property Now in the Care of the National Trust, including Links to Historical Slavery".

Museum and Heritage Advisor Rita McLean is chairing a group investigating how to respond to the findings of the National Trust's report on the links between its properties and Britain's imperial past, reports The Telegraph.

In 2007, marking the bicentenary of the abolition of slavery, Ms. McLean said, “Many of the problems in society regarding racism and discrimination stem from this episode in history and it needs to be addressed.

"This has yet to be realized on a large scale, and I think the problems and implications that arise are not fully understood."

Ms. McLean has been appointed to lead an “External Specialist Working Group” that will advise and guide the Trust in approaching the review.

Tory MPs will demand that Boris Johnson launch a fight against the politically correct "woke" agenda of the British institutions.

Museum and Heritage Advisor, Rita McLean, chairs a group investigating how to respond to the findings of the National Trust's report on the links between its properties and Britain's imperial past

The Prime Minister is urged to stand up for Britain's "patriotic" silent majority and oppose offers from "elitist bourgeois liberals" to rewrite or denigrate the nation's history.

More than 25 Tory MPs will write to Mr Johnson this week warning him that "British heritage is under attack – ironically, by those who are supposed to be guarding it".

The trust has sparked a heated argument over the issue of Britain's past. Members accused the charity's annual general meeting of promoting a "lively agenda" and "witch hunt into the lives of former homeowners".

Conservative MP Sir John Hayes said: “Ms. McLean needs to understand that we are a product of everything that went before. You can't clean up the story.

“So what we are as British is a product of the whole mix of things that has happened historically. What was before has grown into what is now. You can't choose which parts of the story you want to deny. & # 39;

Conservative MP Sir John Hayes said: “Ms. McLean needs to understand that we are a product of everything that went before. You can't clean up the story. & # 39;

Conservative MP Sir John Hayes said: “Ms. McLean needs to understand that we are a product of everything that went before. You can't clean up the story. & # 39;

Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said the title of the trust's "worryingly imbalanced poll" "reconciling slavery and colonialism" "betrayed the trust's game."

Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said the title of the trust's "worryingly imbalanced poll" "reconciling slavery and colonialism" "betrayed the trust's game."

He asked the Trust to reveal more details about the working group as it was important for the British to know that the members are "real people that the National Trust members can rely on".

Sir John also said some MPs felt the trust had jeopardized its not-for-profit status and now transparency on details is important.

Conservative MP Andrew Murrison said the title of the trust's "worryingly imbalanced poll" "reconciling slavery and colonialism" "betrayed the trust's game."

He added, "This is the least evidence-based publication recently issued by a charity."

Ms. McLean was Head of Museums and Heritage Services at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery at the time of your comments.

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