“In a racist society it is not enough to be non-racist, we must be anti-racist.” ― Angela Y. Davis

 

Anti-Racism resources:

There’s nothing I can say that hasn’t already been said far more poignantly by countless others so I want to use my small corner of the internet to share resources; to amplify Black voices; and to support the demonstrations currently going on in any other ways I can. Please understand that I’m not trying to lead the way in anti-racism work, it’s not my lane, I want to direct you to Black folk that are leading the way.

Below you’ll find a list of links, divided up into charities, funds and initiatives to donate to; people and organisations to follow; books and articles to read; and petitions to sign.

Silence is not an option. We need to be actively anti-racist.

For those of us in privileged positions, this is a time for two things. In the short term: action, including everything from signing petitions and joining demonstrations to donating to bail-out funds and following Black community organisations. And then in the longer term: education, learning how we can support, become better allies and just generally further the cause. The goal is to daily identify and eliminate racism from the inside out so that they can live fully.

I hope the list below provides a useful starting point for both short an long term practice, but it is just a starting point; I will be updating it, so please get in touch with any new suggestions or if you feel I’ve missed something.

 

Charities and funds:

Black Lives Matter

Black Minds Matter UK

Stand Up To Racism UK

Stop Hate UK

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Runnymede – UK independent race equality thinktank

Stand Against Racism & Inequality

Reclaim the Block

Campaign Zero

The Bail Project

Mentoring:

Reach Out UK

The Girls Network

Routes UK (London)

Petitions to sign:

Justice for George Floyd

Boris to condemn Trump’s response #speakupboris

Anti-Racism education to be compulsory in UK schools

Teach British Children About the Realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism

Battle Racism by Updating GCSE Reading Lists

Partners allowed into all hospitals for the entirety of labour / birth

Articles and resources to read:

Books:

Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge⁣⁣⁣
I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
I am Not Your Baby Mother by Candice Brathwaite
Natives by Akala
Dark Days by James Baldwin
Diversify by June Sarpong
How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
White Girls by Hilton Als
Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

Watch and listen:

People and organisations to follow:

Nova Reid – Anti-racism guide

Rachel Cargle

Sophie Williams, Official Millennial Black (Instgram)

Entry Level Activist

Monique Melton

Gal-dem

Color Of Change

Equal Justice Initiative

We the Urban

Munroe Bergdorf

Mona Chalabi

Asai Takeaway

Inquest Org

BlackVisions

Lee Merrit (Civil Rights Lawyer)

NO WHITE SAVIORS

Layla F. Saad

Rachel Elizabeth Cargle

Check Your Privilege

Rachel Ricketts

The Great Unlearn

Reni Eddo-Lodge

Ibram X. Kendi

 

Women and Equality

Pushing for global gender equality means backing organisations that work hard to support women around the world – whether that means advocating for survivors of domestic abuse, lobbying governments on policy issues, funding education for girls in developing countries, connecting marginalised women with professional mentors, or something else entirely.

Millions of women rely on charities that provide invaluable services, support and education, if you’d like to donate money, volunteer your time or you can simply spread the word about their work.

Women’s charities:

Women’s Aid

Refuge 

Young Women’s Trust

Women for Women International

Imkaan