It’s so important to keep a focus on black history and achievement so it’s worrying to hear that Black History Month is at the centre of an appropriation row as campaigners complain that a number of councils have scrapped the name, describing it instead as a celebration of all different ethnicities. 

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The shadow equalities minister, Dawn Butler, says the Windrush scandal has exposed the need to keep black history in focus. Photograph: David Mirzoeff/PA

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