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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter

“If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”

 – Desmond Tutu

 

The community of St Thomas More condemns racism in all its forms.   We undertake to nurture and support our pupils so that they have the wherewithal to use their education and voice to create a better world for all people.

The recent events in the USA have appalled the world and lifted the veil on racial injustice and inequality.   We know that George Floyd’s violent and senseless murder has stirred up a great many emotions among our community, and we will do our very best to support pupils and staff and listen to their concerns. Challenging racism must be a part of moving forward and we as a school will play a positive role in this process.

As a Catholic school, we go out of our way to welcome all to our community and celebrate diversity.   All forms of intolerance and discrimination are opposed to our Catholic values. We recognise our responsibility to continue to challenge, within our own institution and across broader society, racism and inequality.

Jesus said: 'Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.'