Articles, Blogs and Resources

We've gathered a range of articles, blogs and resources that might be of interest to anyone interested in BAME representation in society and education.

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BAMEed reflections

2019 conference

Breaking the barriers

Defining diversity

#DiverseEd: This is Me

Diversity – ensuring the most talented profession we can for the sake of the children whom we teach 

Does it matter if you're black or white?

My hopes for diversity

My hopes for diversity in the education profession

My reflections on 2019 BAMEed conference


Owning Your Professional Identity

Rethinking my professional voice

Decolonising the curriculum

Absent from the curriculum

Archiving Britain’s Black Communities There’s no limit to our culture

Are we being honest about curriculum?

BAMEed Network Conference 2018: Habits of Highly Effective People

Brexit, Empire, and Decolonisation

British Empire is still being whitewashed by the school curriculum – historian on why this must change

Cultural capital: an exploration

Decolonisation, power and knowledge in the curriculum

Decolonising the Curriculum Project: Through the Kaleidoscope

Diversifying knowledge of children’s literature

Diversity cannot be a curriculum bolt-on

Doing the work

Dual Frequency

Freedom narratives (new site) Freedom narratives (archive site)

If we want a more equal Britain, we must teach its true black history

Of Cannons and Canons: The Promise and Perils of Postcolonial Education

Questions academics can ask to decolonise their classrooms

Swansea University announces 'decolonised' English course

Resources for diversifying reading lists

Teaching BAME History as British History: What does it have to do with Brexit?

The Black Curriculum

The Teacherist - decolonise the curriculum

The things they didn't teach us

UK schools ‘should be taught about black history’

We must change how black history is taught in UK schools

‘Welcome and important’: academics on decolonising education

Why our schools need an anti-racist curriculum

Education and schools

8 ways to remove bias from your classroom

A case for leadership diversity

All teachers must ‘improve racial literacy’ in order to teach children to be anti-racist

Anti-racism charter - NEU

Anti-racism in our schools collection

A parent's guide to Black Lives Matter

A teacher toolkit on race - @SaraWarsaw

Action, not just words - Institute of School Business Leadership

Addressing equality and diversity collaboratively in schools

Answer your kids' tough questions about race and racism

Anti-racism: a whole school approach

Anti-Racism and Allyship. Privilege and paralysis.

BAME We Teach resources

Beyond George Floyd: Tackling racism in British society and institutions

Black and ethnic minority teachers face 'invisible glass ceiling' in schools, report warns

Black pupils warn of n-word abuse in UK private schools

Black Resources Hub - TES

Beyond The Statements: Doing the Work To Create More Anti-Racist School Districts

C.A.R.E. – Coalition of Anti-Racist Educators (from No More Exclusions)

Doing nothing is not an option

Fundamental British Values; a ‘pedagogical injustice for students and teachers’

Gypsy Roma Traveller history education pack

How to be anti-racist for educators

How to create an anti-racist school setting

How to Develop Culturally Responsive Teaching for Distance Learning

How to promote diversity in schools: three strategies for positive change

Institutional Racism in Schools: What Can School Leaders And Governors Do?

Investigation: diversity of education leadership roles fails to improve despite DfE pledge

Mentoring without courageous conversation about context is like sweeping in a sandstorm

Our stars are aligning blog series

Racism exists. End of story. So do something about it

Should I lead, facilitate, or get out of the way?

Sudan is the biggest country in Africa you know

The anti-racist educator teaching resources

The importance of visible role models

The need for 'Visible Diversity'

The Teacherist

There's a hidden epidemic of racism in UK schools – but it's finally coming to light

Time for a change

To get to college, it helps black students to have a black teacher early on

Twelve activities for activism

Using your Voice - a collection for educators from the Haringey primary team

We all need to learn to lift

Whatever happened to equalities?

Windrush stories

Higher education

Black female professors must deal with bullying to win promotion, report find

Dismantling The Master's House

Gender over Race? Equity and inclusion in higher education

In equalities work, gender is privileged over race

Leadership and governance

3 ways for schools to improve their race relations now

5 ways to improve your recruitment of teaching staff and retain the ‘human touch’

Deeds, not words

Deeds, not words part 2

Diversity in the boardroom

Diversity Matters

Four things to understand before tackling racial inequality at your organisation

How can we increase Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic teachers and leaders in Bristol schools?

Leadership and governance interviews and resources - Karl George

Leading culturally diverse teams in the workplace - an online course

Next steps for leaders

Race at work charter: one year on

Racism still festers in Britain’s workplaces. It’s time to get tough

Science explains why unconscious bias training won’t reduce workplace racism. Here’s what will

So you want to recruit for diversity?

When and Why Diversity Improves Your Board’s Performance

White senior leaders: 12 practical things you can do this week to create a supportive culture for your Black/BAME colleagues

Why getting diverse bums on seats is not enough

Why so many organisations stay white

Women of colour get less support at work: here's how managers can change that

Whiteness and privilege

Actively raising anti-racist children

Anti-racism resources for white people

Be an Upstander, not a Bystander: Inclusive Allyship

Critical race theory

How to use your privilege for good

How I changed my mind about the biology of race

My white friend asked me to explain white privilege, so I decided to be honest


Resources for White People to Learn and Talk About Race and Racism

Straight White Male: The Lowest Difficulty Setting There Is

There Is No Such Thing as a ‘White Ally’

Things I've learned about being an ally

Unravelling the concept of unconscious bias

White Allies MUST be Antiracist too

White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack

Whiteness resources and links

'Wow, I'm racist': In time of viral encounters, 'white spaces' are used to confront biases

The Fear of Being White - Part One

The Fear of Being White - Part Two

Further reading

Black people are more than racism

Exposure to racism is trauma

Five trailblazing Black women chat to the women who've inspired them

Gypsies and Travellers Lifestyle History and Culture FAQs

I am, because of you: Further reading on Ubuntu

Ibram X. Kendi defines what it means to be an antiracist

Intolerance towards ethnic minorities and the power of stories

Is the UK racist and if so, what do we do about it?

It seems black lives don't matter quite so much, now that we've got to the hard bit

Race and ethnicity: How are they different?

Race reflections

A Reader’s First Memory of Racism: ‘Because You’re Black’

Revealing the colour of madness

Searching for my slave roots

The black British history you may not know about

The False Promise of Anti-racism Books

The fight to redefine racism

The psychology of being a better ally in the office – and beyond

There is a war on Black people in Britain. If you’re complacent, you’re complicit

The 'Roma stories' oral history project

Too Asian, Not Asian Enough

'We can't fight racism on our own': A year and a half on from Traveller ethnicity

We picked the wrong side

We need to address the racialisation of crime and deviance

What the racial equality movement can learn from the global fight for women’s rights

White women benefit most from gender diversity

You can't defeat racism with 'reading lists'. Take it from a feminist – we tried this