No 10 race adviser quits amid UK report downplaying structural racism

Samuel Kasumu previously discussed tension over race and said Conservatives were pursuing ‘politics steeped in division’

Boris Johnson’s adviser on race has resigned, it has emerged, the day after the government released a controversial report downplaying structural racism in the UK.

Samuel Kasumu, No 10’s special adviser for civil society and communities, resigned last week and informed colleagues of his decision on Wednesday, sources have confirmed. His resignation, first disclosed by London Playbook, will not come as a complete surprise after he first attempted to resign in February.

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