Racial Inequality Resources

Books

How to be an Anti-Racist

Ibram X. Kendi

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White people About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge

White Fragility

Robin DiAngelo

Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World

Layla F. Saad

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire

Akala

Black and British: A Forgotten History

David Olusoga

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging

Afua Hirsch

Noughts and Crosses

Malorie Blackman

Films / TV series

12 Years a Slave

Based on the biography of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, who is kidnapped and sold into slavery in the South. 

The Hate You Give

Based on the book by Angie Thomas, the story follows Starr Carter, an African-American teenager, facing pressure from various communities and trying to stand up for what is right after she witnesses the shooting of her best friend by the police.

Noughts and Crosses

Based on Malorie Blackman’s novels. In a dystopian London, Sephy and Callum fall in love despite the odds. Can they breach the divide between the black elite and white underclass?

When They See Us

In 1989, a jogger was assaulted and raped in New York's Central Park, and five young people were subsequently charged with the crime. The quintet, labelled the Central Park Five, maintained its innocence and spent years fighting the convictions, hoping to be exonerated. This limited series spans a quarter of a century, from when the teens are first questioned about the incident in the spring of 1989, going through their exoneration in 2002 and ultimately the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

Documentaries

The 13th

Combining archival footage with testimony from activists and scholars, director Ava DuVernay's examination of the U.S. prison system looks at how the country's history of racial inequality drives the high rate of incarceration in America.

The School that tried to End Racism

Documentary series that follows a British school helping its students uncover and eradicate hidden racial biases, exploring how this can affect us all and what we can do to tackle it. 

Black and British: a Forgotten History

Historian David Olusoga explores the enduring relationship between Britain and people whose origins lie in Africa. From the African Romans who guarded Hadrian's Wall in the 3rd century AD to the black trumpeter of the Tudor courts, David uncovers a history that is as surprising as it is revealing.

Self-education about racism in Britain

Various documentaries, podcasts and Ted Talks to watch and listen to around racism in Britain, Black British life and the Windrush Scandal. View documentaries here

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