‘White guilt is failing black kids’

A school in Newham, London’s poorest borough, recently revealed that 41 of its pupils had been given offers to study at Oxford or Cambridge – nearly all of the pupils are ethnic minorities and half of them are on free school meals. Around the same time, a teenager was charged with the murder of 14-year-old Jaden Moodie. While the first story illustrated the potential of inner-city children to reach immense heights, the other was a stark reminder of the challenging environment many grow up in.

It is increasingly difficult to have free and frank conversations on these issues.