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We can all do better, and for many of us that starts with education. Here is a list of resources relevant to the Black Lives Matter movement that we at Ollie Quinn have found personally enlightening.

We would love to add more to the list - let us know at info@olliequinn.com if there's something you would like added. 

(1) How to define racism

(2) What is systemic racism?

(3) How to distinguish racism from prejudice

(4) How to respond to “riots never solve anything”

(5) How to be a better ally and fight for racial justice

(6) How to talk about race with children

(7) How to talk about race generally: So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo (Available on Amazon)

(8) How to unpack white sensitivity surrounding discussions of race: White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo (Available on Amazon)

(9) How to unpack white privilege 

(10) How to start understanding Black feminism and its importance within Black Lives Matter

(11) How to be antiracist: How to Be an Antiracist by Dr. Ibram X. Kendi (Available on Amazon)

(12) How to evaluate the problem of mass incarceration: The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander AND 13th by Ava Duvernay (available on Netflix)

(13) What are "White Saviour" films, and why they are a problem.

(14) What is racial trauma, and how to cope with it.

 

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UK Organisiations to get involved with - List from The Independant

(1) Show Racism the Red Card

(2) Runnymede Trust

(3) Stephen Lawrence 

(4) Stand Agaisnt Racism and Inequality 

(5) Kick it out 

(6) Stop Hate UK

(7) Discrimination Law Association 

(8) Race Equality First 

(9) Black Lives Matter UK 

(10) Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights

(11) Black Minds Matter UK

 

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