“Slavery. It's not your fault so you don't have to feel guilty. But it is a topic we need to address.”
Sixteen-year-old Kush says some of his friends feel “like their ancestors were responsible” for the slave trade.
Speaking to Radio 1 Newsbeat at a remembrance event in London, he explains he feels there's no need for guilt – but it's crucial the history is still taught.
A new museum about the slave trade is being proposed for the capital, by a group that says the idea could help reduce racism.
Millions of people were taken from Africa and sold as slaves between the 16th and 19th centuries.
Kush spoke to us on Sankofa Day, an international day for the remembrance of slavery
Kush agrees that talking about what happened in the past can help with current issues.
“Racism stems from slavery and it's a real problem now – but accepting that it's a thing and accepting that we do ha..