23 Feb 2022

Birmingham City’s Troy Deeney calls for mandatory teaching of black, Asian and minority ethnic history

Sports reporter

The footballer Troy Deeney has launched a campaign to make the teaching of Black, Asian and ethnic minority history mandatory in schools – saying the current education system is failing children from minority backgrounds.

A YouGov survey commissioned by Mr Deeney shows the vast majority of British teachers think the system has a racial bias – while only 12% feel they have the right resources and expertise to teach more diverse topics.