The following list (in no particular order) is by no means exhaustive, it only links to a few articles and other blog-posts worth reading in the context of the current situation. If you have further readings you would like to recommend, you can always get in touch with us!
- Jstor has published a Syllabus on “Institutionalized Racism”. It includes articles on “Racial (In)Justice: Putting Protest into Perspective”, ethical considerations in the context of videos of police brutality, and how racial, economic and educational disparities go hand in hand.
- This article by Peter Olusoga, entitled “I found racist graffiti in my own classroom. And yet my first reaction was denial” talks about racism in the UK and in higher education in the UK.
- Another important article on the UK context was written by Seun Matiluko, entitled “‘The UK is not innocent’: the very British racism we have to confront“. In it, Matiluko addresses the often endorsed “pervasive attitude that this kind of overt racism and supremacy lives across the pond, and not on our very streets and doorsteps in the UK”, and shows how “The UK is not innocent is a protest refrain we must shout louder”.
- This article by Wail Quasim is another important read for context of the UK: “The UK is Not Innocent – Police Racism Has a Long and Violent History Here Too“.
- In “From the US to the UK: shared legacies of black struggle“, Wail Quasim explains how it’s wrong to think that police brutality is an exceptional occurance in the US, and how “Black Britain must be heard”.
- Here’s a list of Anti-Racist resources for white people to educate themselves.
- “Educate Yourself” is another resource page, with links to videos, spreadsheets and letter-templates among many other things!
- In this interview, entitled “Decolonizing the University“, Lorgia García-Peña, “who was denied tenure by Harvard in late 2019, discusses why ethnic studies has never been more urgent and the important role it can play in protest”.
- In this article, Melvin Rogers tells us why “We Should Be Afraid, But Not of Protesters“.
- In “A boot is crushing the neck of American democracy” Cornel West asks if the US can be reformed.
- Here’s A running list of anti-racism resources, compiled by Thom Waite.
- The Philosopher’s Cocoon has started a discussion on “Floyd protests & philosophy: what can we do?”
- OnlineCounselingPrograms.com has put together a list of resources to address “How to Protect Your Mental Health While Fighting Racial Injustice”.
- Laura Krantz of The Boston Globe reports on Harvard’s tenure dispute with Cornel West, Harvard’s wider record on the diversity of tenured academics, and the manner in which doctoral students have rallied behind West in ‘Harvard grad students say Cornel West’s departure would be ‘devastating blow’ to scholars of color‘.
[Resource list last updated 03/03/2021]