BLM Resources

“In a racist society, it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be antiracist.” ~ Angela Davis

Articles, useful statistics and studies

BBC: White Privilege Explained – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat- 52892949
Good Housekeeping: What Black Lives Matters means (and Why it is Problematic To Say All Lives Matter) –

https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/life/a32745051/what-black-lives- matter-means/

The Atlantic: The Myth of reverse racism –

https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/08/myth-of-reverse- racism/535689/
Afua Hirsch: The racism that killed George Floyd was built in Britain –

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/03/racism-george- floyd-britain-america-uk-black-people

Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About
Race https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/30/why-im-no-longer- talking-to-white-people-about-race
Encyclopaedia Britannica: Building the Myth of Black Inferiority –

https://www.britannica.com/topic/race-human/Scientific-classifications-of- race

Vox: Why asking Black people about “Black on Black crime” misses the point – https://www.vox.com/2016/4/28/11510274/black-on-black-crime- poverty
Metro: White people – this is why it’s vital you speak out against racism, even if you’re scared – https://metro.co.uk/2020/06/01/white-people-why-vital- speak-racism-even-scared-12786718/?ito=cbshare

Gal-Dem: How to tackle anti-blackness as a non-black POC – https://gal- dem.com/anti-blackness-poc-communities/

Psychology Today: The Trauma of racism https://www.psychologytoday.com/gb/blog/compassion-matters/202006/the- trauma-racismpage1image47261824

The Guardian: revealed – the stark evidence of everyday racial bias in Britain – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/02/revealed-the- stark-evidence-of-everyday-racial-bias-in-britain

Bloomberg: How to fight racism and bias in your own company –

https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2020-06-12/how-to-fight- racism-and-bias-in-your-own-company

In your area: Black people are being disproportionately targeted by police –

https://www.inyourarea.co.uk/news/black-people-are-being- disproportionately-targeted-by-police/

Milwuakee Independent: We are afraid to talk about racism and the cognitive dissonance is nationwide –

http://www.milwaukeeindependent.com/featured/afraid-talk-racism- cognitive-dissonance-nationwide/page1image47262208page1image47263168page1image47263360

Inequality, housing and employment statistics –

http://www.irr.org.uk/research/statistics/poverty/

The Atlantic: The White Saviour Industrial Complex –

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/03/the-white- savior-industrial-complex/254843/

The Guardian: Black people dying in police custody should surprise no one –

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/11/black-deaths-in- police-custody-the-tip-of-an-iceberg-of-racist-treatment

The Myth of Meritocracy re diversity and inclusion in the workplace –

https://www.shrm.org/hr-today/news/hr-magazine/0918/pages/the-myth- of-meritocracy.aspx

The Atlantic: The case for reparations –

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2014/06/the-case-for- reparations/361631/

Edexec: Primary Schools racism exclusion rate rises by 40% –

https://edexec.co.uk/primary-schools-racism-exclusions-rate-rises-by-40/

BBC – The Windrush Generation: who are they and why are they facing problems – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43782241

The Atlantic: The False Promise of Meritocracy –

https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/12/meritocracy/41807 4/

Buzzfeed: Racial Gaslighting

https://www.buzzfeed.com/lizmrichardson/racial- gaslighting-instagram-explainer

– Sustaining Systemic Racism Through Psychological Gaslighting: Denials
of Racial Profiling and Justifications of Carding by Police Utilizing Local News Media – https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/pdf/10.1177/2153368718760969
– Telegraph: In charts – the racial inequality in Britain –

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/08/charts-racial-inequality-british- society/

The Jezebel stereotype – https://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/jezebel/ BBC: Why is Black hair so political –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/58psLDd9GGWf5SQKSLmmdjD /why-is-black-hair-so-political

BBC: Serena Williams and the trope of the “angry Black
woman” https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-45476500

Alberta Civil Liberties research centre: Forms of racism –

http://www.aclrc.com/forms-of-racism

Other Sociologist: Tone policing People of Colour –

Teen Vogue: Brief history of Black hair politics and discrimination –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/58psLDd9GGWf5SQKSLmmdjD /why-is-black-hair-so-political

The Guardian: The Strong Black Woman Trope is harming our Mental Health –

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jul/20/strong-black- woman-stereotype-mental-health-depression-self-harmpage2image47350912

New York Times: Call it what is: Anti-Blackness –

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/04/opinion/george-floyd-anti- blackness.html

The daily Texan: popular media tropes misrepresent Black womanhood –

https://thedailytexan.com/2018/04/02/popular-media-tropes-misrepresent- black-womanhood

Buzzfeed: The angry Black woman must die –

https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/hudahassan/the-twilight-of-the- angry-black-woman

What Hollywood movies do to perpetuate racial stereotypes –

https://www.dw.com/en/hollywood-movies-stereotypes-prejudice-data- analysis/a-47561660

Gal-Dem: How the forgotten organisers of the Bristol Boycott changed the course of worker rights – https://gal-dem.com/how-the-forgotten-organisers- of-the-bristol-bus-boycott-changed-the-course-of-workers-rights/

Conversation: Psychology behind unfunny consequences of jokes that denigrate – https://theconversation.com/psychology-behind-the-unfunny- consequences-of-jokes-that-denigrate-63855
Hamilton Spectator: Anti-racism work means checking our egos at the door –

https://www.thespec.com/opinion/contributors/2020/06/08/anti-racism- work-means-checking-our-egos-at-the-door.html
Harpers Bazaar: Why we need to engage with Black literature beyond racial politics – https://www.harpersbazaar.com/uk/culture/a32847657/why-we- need-to-engage-with-black-literature/

The Guardian: Want to make the UK less racist? 20 ways to bring about lasting change – https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/10/be- the-change-20-positive-ways-to-fight-for-a-fairer-world
Jasmine Botchey: Being Black in Britain: The Civil Rights Movement They Never Taught you in School –

http://blog.lappthebrand.com/2018/12/24/black-britain-civil-rights- movement-never-taught-school/
The Conversation: Explainer – What is systemic racism and institutional racism https://theconversation.com/explainer-what-is-systemic-racism-and- institutional-racism-131152

Quartz: How to Build An Actively Anti-Racist Workplace –

Bustle: How To Become A Better Anti-Racist Ally, Including Owning Your Mistakes – https://www.bustle.com/p/how-to-become-a-better-anti-racist- ally-including-owning-your-mistakes-22967982

BBC: The Black British history you may not know about – https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-52939694

The Brute Caricature – https://www.ferris.edu/jimcrow/brute/ BBC: Why are Black mothers at more risk of dying –

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-47115305

The British Psychology Society: The School to Prison Pipeline –

https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-32/july-2019/school-prison- pipeline

The Culture trip: How Notting Hill race riots inspired London’s Caribbean carnival – https://theculturetrip.com/europe/united- kingdom/england/london/articles/how-notting-hill-race-riots-inspired- londons-caribbean-carnival/

The Guardian: We shouldn’t generalise about ‘racism’. This movement is about fighting anti-black racism –

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/13/we-shouldnt- generalise-about-racism-this-movement-is-about-fighting-anti-black-racism

Dalhousie University: Social Justice terms explained –

https://www.dal.ca/dept/hres/education-campaigns/definitions.html

The Teacherist: What ended the slave trade –

Moneywise: are our banks racist? –

https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2013-07- 30%E2%80%8C%E2%80%8C/are-our-banks-racist

University of St Andrews: Exclusion and Discrimination in the Market for Consumer credit – https://www.st- andrews.ac.uk/business/rbf/workingpapers/RBF13_006.pdf

How to Be an Ally, by Ojus Patel
5 Ways to Take Action for All Non-Black People
Article: Making the Transition from Ally to Co-Conspirator

Books

Akala – Natives: Race and Class in The Ruins of the Empire
Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I am No Longer Talking to White People About Race Ain’t No Black in the Union Jack – Paul Gilroy
War to Windrush – Stephen Bourne
Afua Hirsch: Brit(ish)
Ibram X. Kendi: How To Be an Antiracist
Ijeoma Oluo: So You Want to Talk About Race?

David Olusoga: Black & British: A forgotten history Edited by Nikesh Shukla: The Good Immigrant

Kalwant Bhopal – White Privilege: The Myth of a Post-Racial society Walter Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

Interviews and talks

Robin Di Angelo on “White Fragility” –

George The Poet On BBC Newsnight Discussing #BlackLivesMatterUK –

Mellody Hobson: Colour Blind Or Colour Brave? –

TED talk: White People, Enough: A Look at Power and Control –

TED talk: No, you cannot touch my hair –

Jane Elliott: Take A Walk In My Shoes –

Jane Elliott: Blue Eyes/Brown eyes Anti- racism exercise –

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie: The Danger of a Single Story –

Act.TV: Systemic Racism explained –

Kimberlé Crenshaw: The urgency of intersectionality – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=akOe5-UsQ2o

Akala: Oxford Union address on racism in Britain –

Akala: Deconstructing race, class, and Britain’s modern myths –

TED: An interview with the founders of Black Lives Matter| Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, Opal Tometi –

Robin Di Angelo: Why I am not racist is half the story –

Patriot act: we cannot stay silent about George Floyd –

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i_FE78X-qdY&t=54s Video: For white people who are asking what can you do?

Video: Acknowledging racism: How to do it and where to start

Podcasts: available on Spotify, Soundcloud and Apple podcasts

  • –  Reni Eddo-Lodge: About Race
  • –  New York Times: 1619
  • –  Intersectionality Matters! Hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw
  • –  The Diversity Gap
  • –  Code Switch Hosted by NPR
  • –  Scene On Radio (Seeing White)Films* and documentaries
  • –  13Th (Netflix documentary)
  • –  Sitting in Limbo (airing June 2020 on BBC)
  • –  Crimes That Shook Bitain (Amazon Prime) – series 4, episode 1deals with themurder of Stephen Lawrence

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Is Britain Racist? (BBC) Handsworth Songs (YouTube) Blacks’ Britannica (YouTube) Justice for Joy (All4)

Visiting Julian Cole (The Guardian)
After Windrush (The Guardian)
From Slavery to Windrush: My Family’s story (BBC)

The Unwanted: The Secret Windrush files (BBC)
Black & British: A forgotten history (BBC documentary) Explained: The Racial Wealth Gap (Netflix documentary)
Hello, Privilege. It’s Me Chelsea. (Netflix documentary)
Black and Scottish (BBC documentary)
Shame in The Game (BBC documentary)
Farming (Amazon Prime film)
When They See Us (Netflix film)
Injustice (On Vimeo)
Stephen: A Murder That Changed The Nation (BBC documentary)

*Netflix has a dedicated Black Lives Matter section where you can explore films relevant to the movement.

People and accounts to follow online

  •   Andréa Ranae
  •   Rachel Cargle
  •   Austin Channing Brown
  •   The Conscious Kid
  •   Ibram X. Kendi
  •   Rachel Ricketts
  •   Layla F. Saad
  •   Monique Melton
  •   Ogorchukwuu
  •   Tiffany Bowden
  •   https://www.instagram.com/nowhitesaviors/
  •   https://www.instagram.com/thegreatunlearn/
  •   https://www.instagram.com/ckyourprivilege/
  •   Kalwant Bhopal
  •   David Olusoga
  •   Kguilane
  •   Mathew Ryder
  •   Akalamusic
  •   Emma Dabiri
  •   Afua Hirsch
  •   Primyavada Gopal

Useful sites

https://racereflections.co.uk/ https://gal-dem.com/ http://www.irr.org.uk/https://blackballad.co.uk/
https://www.56blackmen.com/ https://www.theblackcurriculum.com/ https://theteacherist.com/category/decolonise-the-curriculum/ https://colorofchange.org/

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