This post is here in appreciation of the anti-racism resources I have come across in my ongoing journey of re-education. Please add a comment with other resources you have found useful.
The question for me is, what would a society which has respect, justice and equity at its heart, look like? How can we be part of making that a reality? I am beginning to see racism represents profound separation and insecurity operating from a foundation of fear and competition. It ripples out and creates injustice in so many other areas: climate, gender, socio-economic, sexuality, ability, religious practice, health, education, criminal justice systems and family systems. It centres on a misunderstanding and misuse of power. I am interested in a new narrative and how I can play a part in my life and work. A new narrative rooted in oneness, reciprocity, abundance, responsibility, respect, justice and care for all peoples, creatures and resources of our planet. Looking to see what daily actions I can take towards this end.
Books – non fiction
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
Me and white supremacy by Layla F Saad
How to be an anti-racist by Ibram X. Kendi (USA)
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race by Reni Eddo-Lodge (UK)
For US subscribers, I recommend this bookseller, Elizabeth’s Bookshop and Writing Centre.
For UK subscribers, I recommend Book Love.
Hanan Issa – Cardiff based poet author of My Body Can House Two Hearts
A brave and startling truth by Maya Angelou (listen to a reading)
White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack by Peggy McIntosh
White Supremacy Culture by by Tema Okun . dRworks . www.dismantlingracism.org – this article just keeps on giving.
Not all superheroes wear capes – how you have the power to change the world | Nova Reid | TEDxFrankfurt
How to be an anti-racist with Dr Ibram X. Kendi and Dr Charlene M. Dukes from Prince George’s County Memorial Library System
Michaela Coel | James MacTaggart Lecture | Edinburgh TV Festival 2018
Dear White Folks – Netflix drama series set on an Ivy League College campus
An American Son – Netflix film (Black Lives Matter collection)
13th – Netflix
Pose – Netflix drama series
I May Destroy You – BBC iPlayer &
I Am Not Your Negro (2017) documentary film of the life of James Baldwin
Many thanks to people I’m following for learning and inspiration
Molly Gordon – Shaboom Life could be a dream (Facebook)
James Olivia Chu Hillman @Inquisitive human (Facebook and Instagram)
Rachel Elizabeth Cargle @Rachel.Cargle (Instagram)
Please add your recommendations in the comments