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Anti-Racism Resources

This list of resources to watch, read and listen to have been compiled by Marjorie H Morgan to accompany ‘The Talk‘, The Mis-Education of a Moonraker, and #WeTalkLiverpool.

Listen:

Mind Power Mixtape – Common in conversation with Bryan Stevenson (on Audible).

Raising the Bar – Lenny Henry examines the evolving depiction of Afro-Caribbeans on TV from Love Thy Neighbour to Desmond’s. From November 2015.

Frederick Douglass – The History of Literature, episode 300

A Wrinkle in the Realm – Ben Okri

Jesus’ identity and colour has taken on a new significance in this past year of protest: Black Jesus, from BBC World Service

Watch:

We Need to Talk About an Injustice – TED Talk by human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson

Fighting for Black Lives Matter in Rural Britain – CNN episode

See How Other Countries Are Protesting Police Brutality – CNN episode

Who is Belly Mujinga, the face of BLM protests in UK? – CNN episode

How Racist Are You? – Jane Elliot (Free video via YouTube) | More on the Study

I Am Not Your Negro – James Baldwin (Free with Amazon Prime)

13th – Ava DuVernay (Free with Netflix)

When They See Us – Ava DuVernay (Free with Netflix) + Discussion Guide

The Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 – Goran Hugo Olsson (Free video via YouTube)

How Racist Are You? – Jane Elliott’s Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes Exercise (UK)

Henrietta Lacks, How one woman’s ‘immortal’ cells changed the world – BBC Ideas episode

Black British History – gal-dem and Channel 4

Britain Does Owe Reparations – Dr Shashi Tharoor MP “No wonder the sun never set on the British Empire, because even God couldn’t trust the English in the dark!” (via YouTube)

Jemima + Johnny – Lionel Ngakane (via BFI)

Steel ‘n’ Skin – Steve Shaw (via BFI)

Britain’s Forgotton Slave Owners – BBC series

Britain on Film: Black Britain – trailer via Barbican

Making of Tennis Balls at Rex Rubber – via BFI

Becoming by Michelle Obama (c.f. 40m -45m ‘Angry Black Woman’ trope)

Becoming by Michelle Obama


Why is Covid Killing People of Colour, a BBC Documentary led by David Harewood

Enslaved with Samuel L Jackson, a BBC History mini-series

Read:

An Essential Reading Guide For Fighting Racism – via Buzzfeed

Do the work: an anti-racist reading list – via The Guardian

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala

Free Anti-Racism Guide – Nova Reid

Americanah – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

A Promised Land – Barack Obama (especially chapter 16)

A Wrinkle in the Realm – Ben Okri

Ben Okri on Perception and Illusion – New Yorker

Why You Need to Stop Saying “All Lives Matter” – Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

GoogleFolder of Black History Resources

Black employees earn 20% less at Britain’s biggest bank – via CNN

Deta Hedman: ‘I’m not here to please you. I’m here to play a game that I enjoy’ – via BBC Sports

The contours of fear: a documentary elegy – Marjorie H Morgan

Racism is still alive and well, 50 years after the UK’s Race Relations Act – via The Guardian

Mental Health Act reforms aim to tackle high rate of black people sectioned – via The Guardian

Black mothers in the UK are four times more likely to die in childbirth than their White counterparts – via CNN

Breaking the silence surrounding black female infertility – Marjorie H Morgan

#EverydayRacism #PayDifferences
https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/dec/11/black-staff-at-lloyds-are-paid-20-less-than-their-peers-bank-reveals

#EverydayRacism #RentDifferences
https://metro.co.uk/2020/11/19/black-woman-repaid-30000-after-paying-double-rent-of-white-neighbour-13619753/

https://www.theguardian.com/law/2013/apr/22/ethnic-minority-britons-stop-search-white

#CasualRacism
https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2018/apr/19/prince-charles-brown-skin-british-people-head-of-commonwealth

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2009/feb/07/racism-race-golliwogs-offensive

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/blog-post/travelling-while-black

#NamesMatter
https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/yewande-biala-love-island-lucie-donlan-b1792717.html

#HiddenHistory #AfricanIrishChildren
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-55145873

#Racism #Brexit
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/28/subjected-racism-since-brexit-rest-career-altogether-former/?fbclid=IwAR2FeZQBjNS7TJD3z2iaejwbf3gk3OmY4ZsD3pXq7ipp3lpPeP8MTAXVzpE

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/10/huge-effect-of-ethnicity-on-life-chances-revealed-in-official-uk-figures

Colonialism
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/nov/10/how-colonial-violence-came-home-the-ugly-truth-of-the-first-world-war?CMP=fb_gu&fbclid=IwAR0g9yIhXmK92dNEq8-4bLI1oiL6tal86YqXHyFy8eEnWrF7vPXfxevwK14

https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/features/addressing-the-histories-of-slavery-and-colonialism-at-the-national-trust?campid=email_central_Newsletter_25092020_Sub3MEMNONFAM

https://inews.co.uk/news/the-unwanted-the-secret-windrush-files-winston-churchill-generation-scandal-racism-296205

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46030606

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-37344210

Caribbean nations funding the British war effort – RAF 139 (Jamaica) Squadron so named because of the donations from the island to fund new aircrafts.
https://kenfentonswar.com/139-jamaica-squadron/

“Having lost most of its aircraft in France, the Squadron was in dire need of reequipping and was the subject of a campaign called ‘The Bombers for Britain Fund’. The Squadron name is derived from the resulting fund-raising campaign in the early years of the war led by the Jamaican newspaper, ‘The Gleaner’, with enough donations via the newspaper and Jamaica itself to buy 12 Blenheim’s by 1941.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/images-rescued-dump-reveal-black-british-tommy-somme-1689774.html

https://theconversation.com/a-digital-archive-of-slave-voyages-details-the-largest-forced-migration-in-history-74902

1906 Cricket – First West Indies Tour to England in Northamptonshire
http://static.espncricinfo.com/db/ARCHIVE/1900S/1906/WI_IN_ENG/WI_NORTHANTS_16-18AUG1906.html

Black British History:
https://news.sky.com/story/oldest-ww2-female-veteran-ena-collymore-woodstock-says-she-didnt-come-to-england-just-to-type-12126092

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/arthur-wharton-darlington-first-black-professional-footballer-b1286187
https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/business/black-history-month-aylesburys-errol-lewis-reveals-how-he-became-first-black-recruit-royal-green-jackets-2997921


Ignatious Sancho 1729 – 1780
Writer, composer, shopkeeper and abolitionist
https://www.bl.uk/people/ignatius-sancho

Mary Seacole 1805-1881
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-36663206

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/homelessness-ethnic-minorities-rise-conservative-tory-government-theresa-may-david-cameron-welfare-cuts-a7502126.html

Windrush:
Home Office under fire for using secretive visa algorithm
https://www.ft.com/content/0206dd56-87b0-11e9-a028-86cea8523dc2?segmentid=acee4131-99c2-09d3-a635-873e61754ec6

https://inews.co.uk/news/the-unwanted-the-secret-windrush-files-winston-churchill-generation-scandal-racism-296205

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/apr/09/special-needs-teacher-uk-50-years-loses-job-immigration-status

Marjorie H Morgan Resource List

Watch:

Black bodies and the white gaze
https://youtu.be/TDmolWpS-wc

I Can’t Breathe (Quis custodiet ipsos custodies?)
https://youtu.be/p2UC2BjboMs

#WeTalkLiverpool Oral History #OurStoriesOurVoices
https://youtu.be/yEBOTA8SOBI

Blood Brothers
Talking about identity, Black communities, Black history, Education, Whiteness, School to prison pipeline.
Do Blood Brothers remain linked through all the trials of the British educational system and the structural pillars of society? What happens when history starts repeating itself?
This is the true story of two Blood Brothers from South London.
https://youtu.be/bo2776tKn5Y

Listen:

Windrush Stories by Prison Radio Association featuring Rt Hon Diane Abbot MP, Prof. Benjamin Zephaniah, Blacker Dread, Marjorie H Morgan and others
https://pod.link/1518310698

Read:

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/blog-post/travelling-while-black

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/blog-post/casual-racism-is-not-entertainment

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/blog-post/what-does-black-sound-like

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/blog-post/tweet-reflect-delete-hm-treasury-tweets-fridayfact-to-celebrate-tax-payers-contributions-to-end-slavery

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/black-bodies-and-the-white-gaze

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/black-and-european-a-better-state-of-affairs-than-black-americans

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/the-long-history-of-the-hostile-environment

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/caribbean-elders-are-being-reclassified-as-having-no-status

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/carmen-bryan-historical-geographies

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/strong-island-the-contours-of-fear-a-documentary-elegy

https://blackpresence.co.uk/black-loyalists-in-18th-century-london/

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/black-and-european-a-better-state-of-affairs-than-black-americans

#EverydayRacism #Racism #Fear #Health
http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/breaking-the-silence-surrounding-black-female-infertility

http://www.marjoriemorgan.com/news-articles/the-windrush-scandal-proves-the-government-cant-be-trusted-to-renegotiate-our-border-policies

(last updated: 03 Mar 2021)