People and Organisational Development

Equality, diversity & inclusion

There are a number of resources available online covering various aspects of race, racism and becoming anti-racist.

Resources 

Books

'Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race' discusses hidden histories and why Black people do not owe white people patience and education. Available via the University library as an ebook. There is a summary piece available for free from The Guardian

'How to Argue With a Racist' is a short accessible and entertaining book that will dismantle much of what you thought you knew about the biology and genetics of race. (Spoiler: there are no discernible categories of race, and there is greater genetic diversity within each racial group itself than between groups). 

'Superior' by Angela Saini documents the worrying re-emergence of race science and its links to the political rise of the far right in the 21st century. 

'Me and White Supremacy' is a more action-oriented option for those who want to take steps to reduce their complicity in racist structures. 

DiAngelo, R. (2019) 'White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism'

Rutherford, A. (2020) 'How to Argue With a Racist: History, Science, Race and Reality' Is a short accessible and entertaining book that will dismantle much of what you thought you knew about the biology and genetics of race. (Spoiler: there are no discernible categories of race, and there is greater genetic diversity within each racial group itself than between groups).

Akala. (2018) 'Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire'.

Hirsch, A. (2018) 'Brit(ish): On Race, Identify and Belonging'.

Articles

'White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack', Peggy McIntosh 

Kegler, A. (2016) 'The Sugarcoated Language of White Fragility', The Huffington Post Blog

Bhopal, Kalwant (2018) 'White Privilege: The myth of a post-racial society'

Experiences of minority ethnic staff and students

EHRC Tackling Racial harassment: Universities challenged 

Andrews, K. (2016) 'Universities do not challenge racism says UK’s first Black Studies Professor', The Guardian 

Rollock, N. (2015) 'Why is it so hard to talk about race in UK universities?' The Conversation

Kandola, B (2018) 'Racism at Work

 

Resources specifically applicable to Higher Education which may be of interest.