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- Anti-Racism Reading List - 27/8/20
Anti-Racism Reading List - 27/8/20
Powerful articles worth sharing and discussing
I promise, promise, promise I won't be emailing you every day, but there might be a few extra emails in the next couple of weeks while I get things set up around here.
Today, it's the first of another occasional feature - the reading list. This is where I'll share stuff I've read about race, racism, DEIB, inclusion, anti-racism and more that's made an impression on me.
As a British Telecom ad used to say: "It's good to talk", so I hope when you've read the pieces you'll come back and share your thoughts. Without further ado, here are just a few of the articles I've read this week.
Everyone has heard of social justice activist Angela Davis, and her interviewer Ava DuVernay has become well known after a series of hard-hitting films, including one about the now exonerated Central Park Five. My favorite quote - one of many:
That's a call to action if ever there was one.
This is a piece from Marley K. on Medium. I've been reading her work for a few months now, and she always has great insight. I warn you, though, it's not going to be a comfortable read, because she pulls no punches about her view of how racism operates. Here's a quote:
She makes a powerful case
Allison Gaines is another anti-racism writer I've discovered on Medium.
In this powerful piece, she examines the fact that yet another Black man has become a hashtag, and looks at Black people's relationship with the police.
The question: how are we going to change that?
I look forward to your feedback on these articles.
Thanks for reading and supporting.
Until next time,
Sharon Hurley Hall