Black adviser to Boris Johnson quits amid race report outcry

Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s most senior black adviser has quit, Downing Street said Thursday, a day after a government-commissioned report provoked outrage by saying that structural racism does not exist in Britain. Samuel Kasumu had been talked out of resigning by ministers in February, after he complained of “unbearable” tension within Downing Street and said Johnson’s Conservative Party was pursuing “a politics steeped in division”, the BBC reported at the time. Kasumu, who served as special adviser for civil society and communities, submitted his resignation last week and informed colle…

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