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- Anti-Racism Reading List - 18/9/20
Anti-Racism Reading List - 18/9/20
Powerful articles worth sharing and discussing
No sooner had I published the last reading list post than I got sucked into a vortex of thought-provoking content, mostly on Medium. By now, you’ll recognize some of the writers I read regularly, but there are a few new ones in there too. Here goes:
Ah yes, that feeling that you’re never quite good enough, and that no matter what you do you will NEVER be good enough. Many women are familiar with this, and women of color even more. Among other things, the corporate environment has a lot to answer for, says this BBC article:
Catherine Pugh, Esq pulls no punches in her anti-racism articles, so get ready for an uncomfortable read. This is the first part of a three-part series, and I can’t wait for the rest. In this article, she highlights the many disparities between the treatment of Black people and white people in America, epitomized in this quote:
Marley K. is another of my favorite writers on Medium, and she also tells it like it is. This article highlights instances of both casual racism and systemic issues, and talks about how people who want to be anti-racist can fix some of them. For example:
Jeanette C. Espinoza is a more recent addition to my usual trawl through Medium (and I’m definitely going to have to go back and check out the first couple of parts of this series. Her article aims to break down the walls so we can all understand each other a little better. Here’s a quote:
Rebecca Stevens-A (another follow recommendation) talks about being Black in the office, and the subtle and not-so-subtle racism Black women and Black people have to endure. Though we like to think attitudes are changing, it is taking a long, long time. Here’s the bottom line:
Finally, Ratchet Womanist highlights some of the racist acts that wear us down. This piece really spoke to me:
I look forward to your feedback on these articles.
Thanks for reading and supporting.
Until next time,
Sharon Hurley Hall
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