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PM’s ethnic minority adviser Samuel Kasumu quits role – BBC News

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s senior adviser on ethnic minorities is to stand down, it has emerged.
Samuel Kasumu will leave the role next month. He had previously handed in his resignation in February, before retracting it.
Downing Street sources rejected suggestions his departure was linked to the findings of a government-commissioned report on race.
The report, which faced criticism from campaigners, came out on Wednesday.
The
Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities – set up last year after
Black Lives Matter protests – claimed the UK “no longer” had a system
rigged against minorities.
But racial equality campaigners criticised the findings and Labour accused the government of downplaying institutional racism.
When he first handed in his resignation in February, Mr Kasumu accused the
Conservatives of pursuing a “politics steeped in division”.
In the letter, Mr Kasumu, an entrepreneur who has worked for the
government since 2019, said he wanted to step down as an adviser by May.
But he retracted his letter after talks with vaccines minister Nadhim Zahawi.
It has been reported Mr Kasumu told Downing Street officials of his decision to quit last week. There has been no official comment from Downing Street.

Source: BBC news

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