Britain: Boris Johnson’s advisor resigns in controversy over report on racism

Samuel Kasamu, a consultant on racism issues of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, has announced his resignation. Downing Street announced on Thursday.

The day before, a government-commissioned report appeared by a Commission on Racism and Racial Inequality (CRED), which saw no structural racism in British society.

A government spokesman confirmed Kasumu’s removal in May, but insisted that the decision was unrelated to the release of the CRED report. The Commission on Racism and Racial Inequality (CRED) was established only last year after opposition to the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

The report “appears to glorify slavery”

The 264-page report sparked outrage in Britain. It describes that, although prejudice is still intact in the country, it is not “institutionally racist”. Johnson said the papers would help educate politicians about the “barriers and the true nature of the discrimination that minorities feel.” “There are very serious racism-related problems in our society, which we need to address,” he said.

Kasamu’s exit has come despite the government’s denials that the report was linked, he said, by Marsha De Cordova, a spokeswoman for equality for the opposition Labor Party. The report noted that “slavery appears to be glorified and suggests that institutional racism does not exist, although there is evidence to the contrary,” she said.

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