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Black Lives Matter – Recording and resources from our event on 8 July 2020

On 8 July 2020 we held an event on tackling racism in higher education. Here you can watch it in full and download the accompanying resources.
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The slides presented at the start can be downloaded here.

A write up of the event by Wonkhe’s editor Debbie McVitty can be found here.

With thanks to Melanie Rimmer for supporting the collation of the following list of resources shared by attendees of the event. Inclusion in this list doesn’t imply specific endorsement by Wonkhe.

Books and journal articles

Akala, 2018. Natives: Race And Class In The Ruins Of Empire.

Agarwal, P. (2020) Sway: Unravelling Unconscious Bias, Bloomsbury Sigma.

Applebaum, B. (2017). Comforting discomfort as complicity: white fragility and the pursuit of invulnerability. Hypatia, 32(4), pp.862-875.

Andrews, K. (2018). Back to Black: Black radicalism for the 21st century.

Arday, J. and Mirza, H. (Eds) (2018) Dismantling Racism in Higher Education, Racism, Whiteness and Decolonising the Academy, Palgrave Macmillan. Zed.

Berenstain, N., 2016. Epistemic exploitation. Ergo, an Open Access Journal of Philosophy, 3. Available here.

Bhopal, K. and Alibhai-Brown, Y., 2018. White Privilege: The Myth Of A Post-Racial Society. Bristol: Policy Press.

DiAngelo, R., 2019. White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism. Penguin.

Eddo-Lodge, R., 2018. Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race. Bloomsbury Publishing.

Haney López, I. (2015) Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class, Oxford University Press.

Hirsch, A., 2018. Brit(Ish). On Race, Identity And Belonging. London: Random House.

Kwakye, C. and Ogunbiyi, O. (2019) Taking Up Space: The Black Girl’s Manifesto for Change, Merky Books.

Saad, L. (2020) Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege, Combat Racism and Change the World, Quercus.

Shukla, N. and Suleyman, C., 2019. The Good Immigrant: 26 Writers Reflect On America. Dialogue Books.

Singh, G., 2018. Post-racial pedagogy–challenges and possibilities. Race Ethnicity and Education, 21(4), pp.555-563.

Steele, C., 2011. Whistling Vivaldi: And Other Clues to How Stereotypes Affect Us. New York: W.W. Norton.

Sullivan, S., 2006. Revealing Whiteness : The Unconscious Habits of Racial Privilege. Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

Sullivan, S., 2014. Good White People: The Problem With Middle-Class White Anti-Racism. SUNY Press.

Zuberi, T. and Bonilla-Silva, E. (Eds) White Logic, White Methods: Racism and Methodology, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Blogs and web resources

The Race Equality Charter convened by Advance HE.

Advance HE’s diversifying leadership programme.

The Reimagining Attainment for All toolkit developed by the University of Roehampton, Queen Mary, University of London, and Carshalton College, containing examples of projects and resources produced in partnership (staff and students) to extend the knowledge base and develop practical solutions to closing the BAME awarding gap.

Nicola Rollock’s investigation of the experience of black female professors for UCU, Staying Power (2019).

Cultural diversity and inclusion in marketing.

A list of research methods books by women of colour.

A Padlet of resources for decolonising the curriculum.

UCL inclusive teaching toolkit.

The National Education Union’s anti-racism charter.

Active bystander training.

Be an active bystander video.

Code Switch podcast: Why now, white people?

Antiracist resources compiled by UCU Sussex.

Blog by William Ackah at Birkbeck, University of London, on the differential impact of Covid-19.


Rachel Cargle – Ohio public academic.

Black student Nazbit reflects on opportunities for universities to tackle racism.

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