Teaching black history to Welsh pupils would “go a long way in helping to overcome racism”, the chairman of Race Council Cymru has said.

A petition calling for more recognition of Britain’s colonial past on the Welsh curriculum has exceeded 28,000 names.

“We are not born racist, we are made racist through our actions and way of life,” Ray Singh said.

The Welsh Government has said pupils should learn about Wales’ role in the slave trade and colonialism.

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