Tuesday 28 July 2020 3:34 AM UTC
LONDON July 28: Under new plans submitted to the Royal Mint by The Bank Notes of Colour campaign, black and ethnic minority figures are set to feature on British currency for the first time.
Historical figures under consideration include British-Jamaican Crimean War nurse Mary Seacole, and Noor Inayat Khan, A World War II agent.
The proposal has been fully backed by Chancellor Rishi Sunak and has claimed it an important fight for representation.
He has previously supported the anti-racist cause highlighted by the Black Lives Matter protests and has called for a widespread change in attitudes.
Sunak stated “As a British Asian of course I know that racism exists in this country. And I know people are angry and frustrated. They want to see, and feel, change”.
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