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To achieve our collective mission of an education sector that is reflective of society, we’ve gathered a range of useful resources and reading for our network. If you’d like to recommend any content to be added to these pages, please get in touch with us

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‘Is she Somali?’

Baar Hersi This is the question I repeatedly hear in my first term in a new school. I hear it in the corridors, I hear
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Travellers

There are many communities of travelling people in Britain and there have been for generations. While most people accept their lifestyles, some in the settled
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What Inclusive Leaders Sound Like

Noah Zandan and Lisa Shalett When leaders commit to building an inclusive organization, they tend to start with the company mission, vision, values, and a promise to
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No More Exclusions

An Abolitionist Coalition Grassroots Movement in Education Click to read more
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The psychosis of whiteness

The Psychosis of Whiteness is a documentary film that sheds light on society’s perceptions of race and racism by exploring cinematic representations of the slave trade.
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Diversity in the boardroom

Diversity in the boardroom. A booklet from Deloitte exploring practical steps that a company can take. Click to read the booklet
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Afropean: Notes from Black Europe

Here was a space where blackness was taking part in shaping European identity … A continent of Algerian flea markets, Surinamese shamanism, German Reggae and
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I Can’t Be Racist

Social psychologist Dr Keon West explores racial bias, and the concepts of both conscious and unconscious bias, drawing on the latest psychological and sociological research.
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Talking Diversity

Want to get more diversity into your classrooms? Join the Three C’s – Charlotte, Carly and Cindy as they talk about their lives, work, and
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How to find the right trustee role

Eleanor Urben Taking on a charity trusteeship is a rewarding and beneficial way to volunteer your time. You will have the chance to support and
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Resources for Governors

Karl George Karl has interviewed a number of high profile people who have experience of sitting on boards or leading organisations. You can view some
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Improving representation on boards

Iesha Small Earlier this year, a friend asked my views on how charities could improve Black representation on boards (at executive, advisory and junior advisory
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EWB Podcast

A place for Black educators to share their stories in a ‘virtual staff room’, created and run intentionally by a Black Educator. Adding diverse voices
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#BlackLivesMatter Protocols

Citizen School This is in no way a perfect document. Rather, it is a starting point aiming to get school communities engaged in dialogic practices
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Why is my curriculum white?

In the NUS Black Students Campaign National Students Survey, it was found that, ’42 per cent did not believe their curriculum reflected issues of diversity,
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Deeds, not words

Nick Dennis The events of the last few weeks have led to the largest public outpouring of anti-racism that I can recall. I’ve received a
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Absent from the curriculum

Nick Dennis On the 4th December 2018, I was invited to take part in a panel discussion hosted by the Runnymede Trust and the Institute of Historical Research about Black and
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Race, empire and education: teaching racism

Marika Sherwood Quite clearly, virulent anti-Black racism (racial stereotyping, prejudiceand discrimination) had its origins in Europe with the trade in enslavedAfricans. But there is evidence
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Introduction to Black Studies Course​

Introduction to Black Studies Course is a 30 week beginner’s course that analyses all the major areas of the Black Experience – the History, the Politics,
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Who am I, again?

Lenny Henry In his long-awaited autobiography, Sir Lenny Henry tells the extraordinary story of his early years and sudden rise to fame. Born soon after
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White Ally Podcast Episode

Picking up from the last episode on BAME leadership (which you should listen to first) we’re talking about what it means to be a ally
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Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools

Runnymede This report is concerned with race and racism in England’s secondary schools. Drawing upon the perspectives of secondary school teachers acrossGreater Manchester, the report
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Diversity Matters

A paper from McKinsey and Company exploring the relationship between the level of diversity in an organisation and its performance. Research and practical strategies are
BAMEed Resources

Schools and COVID-19 – Word document

Access an editable version of our guidance for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and their employers in school settings including an editable template
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The fight to redefine racism

Kelefa Sanneh Sixteen years ago, in 2003, the student newspaper at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, a historically black institution in Tallahassee, published a lively
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Pod for the Cause

“Pod for the Cause” expands the conversation on critical civil and human rights challenges of our day: census, justice reform, policing, education, fighting hate &
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We all need to learn to lift

Unknown author I rarely write about my personal life. I guess I worry that my words will be misunderstood or misinterpreted and so cause unintentional
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The Swann Report: Education for All

Swann (1985) In its 1977 report on The West Indian Community, the Commons Select Committee on Race Relations and Immigration had highlighted widespread concerns about the
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Stop Sanitizing the Mayflower Story

Mayflower Myths The Mayflower journey was part of Early English Colonialism which involved The invasion of Virginia, New England and the Caribbean and land seizure
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Race Reflections

Guilaine Kinouani Rethinking inequality, injustice and oppression. DISRUPTIVE articles and think pieces. It is Race Reflections’ contents which propelled her to thought leadership when it
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BLM: Anti-racism a whole school approach

Hannah Wilson The Issue: It is complex. Who owns the voice? The Conversation: Chiltern using their platform and their network. Modelling how to take responsibility and
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The False Promise of Anti-racism Books

Saida Grundy In today’s cultural moment—during which hundreds of mainstream institutions in the U.S. are acknowledging systemic racism—books and other content about race and discrimination
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On The Road

On The Road is a podcast for Gyspy, Roma and Traveller communities which will also be broadcast in prisons across the UK on National Prison
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About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge

From the author behind the bestselling Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race (http://renieddolodge.co.uk/books/) comes a podcast that takes the conversation a
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Pod Save the People

Organizer and activist DeRay Mckesson explores news, culture, social justice, and politics with analysis from Sam Sinyangwe, Kaya Henderson, and De’Ara Balenger. Then he sits
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Race in the workplace

The McGregor-Smith Review Every person, regardless of their athnicity or background, should beable to fulfil their potential at work. That is the business case as
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Educating While Black Podcast

Educating While Black is a podcast that discusses topics and solutions for the education and edification of Blackness. Discover more episodes
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BAME Educators and Covid-19

In this episode of the BERA Podcast BERA Teacher Education SIG Convenor Lizana Oberholzer interviews Allana Gay, the founder of the BAMEeD Network. Allana co-founded BAMEed
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Brexit, Empire, and Decolonization

Gurminder K. Bhambra  Much of the debate around the referendum on continuing membership of the European Union was about ‘reclaiming our national sovereignty’. However, Britain
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Diversify

June Sarpong The truth is, INCLUSION is better for EVERYONE. In this empowering call to arms, June Sarpong MBE proves why. Putting the spotlight on
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Doing the work

Nick Dennis I’ve had a variety of conversations with teachers and schools over the last few weeks about history teaching in independent schools and the
BAMEed Resources

Schools and COVID-19 – PDF document

Access guidance for Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and their employers in school settings. This document is informed by NHS guidance and contains
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Speculative Worlds of Colour

Jewel Davis Highlighting common tropes, stereotypes, and biases found in speculative fiction and media. Click to view
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Code Switch: Race in your face

Remember when folks used to talk about being “post-racial”? Well, we’re definitely not that. We’re a multi-racial, multi-generational team of journalists fascinated by the overlapping
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Black and British: A Forgotten History

David Olusoga Drawing on new genealogical research, original records, and expert testimony, Black and British reaches back to Roman Britain, the medieval imagination, Elizabethan ‘blackamoors’ and the
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The British Empire’s Legacy

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss Britain’s colonial legacy. The 18th, 19th and early part of the 20th centuries were times of colonial conquest for this
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Find a book – map search

Use the map search to find books written by authors from or set in your chosen country – ideal for reading around a theme or
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Afua Hirsch with David Olusoga

Guardian Columnist and author Afua Hirsch joins historian and broadcaster David Olusoga in the Penguin studio. Afua talks about her bestselling book ‘BRIT (ish)’ which
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The things they didn’t teach us

Manchester Museum We want to raise awareness of rarely told and overlooked histories. Explore some of the projects and exhibitions that help shed light on
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Identity Politics Podcast

Identity Politics is a podcast that features new stories and perspectives about race, gender and Muslim life in America. From pop culture to politics, each
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The Native Immigrants Podcast

A weekly podcast about the life of a married couple in London by a married couple in London. Focusing on topics and issues within the
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Why is teacher assessment biased?

Daisy Christodoulou In my last post, I spoke about how disadvantaged pupils do better on tests than on teacher assessments – and also about how many
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Talking about racism in schools

Nick Dennis Being anti-racist is not some grand project to reform society or schools, but is rooted in the idea of citizenship with all the
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Inclusive Allyship

Yamina Bibi Whenever I want to go ‘out out’, I think about my outfit, which colour scarf will match the outfit and the perfect handbag
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White Privilege

Charlotte Belmore The area of ‘white privilege’ is the uncomfortable elephant in the room that is not going away anytime soon. The idea of racism
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Why so many organisations stay white

Harvard Business Review – Victor Ray Organizations are not race neutral. Scholars, managers, journalists, and many others routinely recognize “black capitalism,” “black banks,” and “ethnic
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Say Your Mind Podcast

Kelechi Okafor is the host of Say Your Mind. Tune in every Monday for her unique and hilarious take on Tarot, current events and pop
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School segregation in multi-ethnic England

Simon Burgess et al. Aspects of both educational development and multi-cultural inter-relationships are frequently related to school ethnic composition, with arguments that ethnically segregated schools
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Old Anthropology Library

The Old Anthropology Library (and its website) serves as a key space for intellectual debate, a place to showcase diverse departmental research in the critical
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Activism takes action podcast episode

In this episode, we speak with Chantelle Clarke -Head of Department at Frederick Bremer School, Waltham Forest. We talked about how recent events have led
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Critical Race Theory: an Introduction

Richard Delgado, Jean Stefancic Updated to include the Black Lives Matter movement, the presidency of Barack Obama, the rise of hate speech on the Internet, and
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Anti-racist resources for teachers

Becoming a more confident and skilled anti-racist educator generally involves starting with educating yourself! These resources will support you to learn about the historical roots
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BERA – race, ethnicity and education

BERA – race, ethnicity and education provide a forum for researchers of ‘race’, ethnicity and education, host seminars, publish papers and support and facilitate the development
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Anti-racism resources

Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein This document is intended to serve as a resource to white people and parents to deepen our anti-racism work.
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Angela Davis in conversation

Angela Davis, the writer, scholar, teacher and activist/organiser, is a living witness to the historical struggles of the contemporary era. She talked about women, race
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Don’t Touch My Hair

Emma Dabiri From women’s solidarity and friendship to forgotten African scholars and the dubious provenance of Kim Kardashian’s braids, the scope of black hairstyling ranges
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The diversity trap?

Derron Wallace Critical explorations of black male teachers’ negotiations of leadership and learning in London state schools Read the paper
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1500 and counting

‘1500 & Counting’ is a documentary film investigating deaths in custody and police brutality in the UK, released in May 2019. On Sunday 3rd May 2015,
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Thick: And Other Essays

Tressie McMillan Cottom In eight highly praised treatises on beauty, media, money, and more, Tressie McMillan Cottom – award-winning professor and acclaimed author of Lower
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Whiteness: An Introduction

Steve Garner What is whiteness? Why is it worth using as a tool in the social sciences? Making sociological sense of the idea of whiteness,
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Educational Digest International

Under the theme of diversity in schools, we are presenting EDDi as a journal. We have contributions from Viv Grant (UK), Sapphira Beaudin (Thailand), Angeline Aow
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Using your Voice

HLT Wellbeing Support for talking to children about racism, tolerance, self respect, black history and current events . “The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression