Reading

On this page, we've collated a range of books, blogs, and research that have influenced our thinking, encouraged conversation and have often affected our perspectives on diversity and intersectionality.

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Books

Why I'm no longer talking to white people about race
Renni Eddo-Lodge

This book is  written as a result of a blog award-winning journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge wrote in 204 about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren't affected by it. The book explores issues from eradicated black history to the political purpose of white dominance, whitewashed feminism to the inextricable link between class and race. A necessary read.

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Slay in your lane: the black girl bible
Yomi Adegoke and Elizabeth Uviebinené

‘Black women today are well past making waves – we’re currently creating something of a tsunami. Women who look like us, grew up in similar places to us, talk like us, are shaping almost every sector of society. From education to work to dating, this inspirational, honest and provocative book recognises and celebrates the strides black women have already made, while providing practical advice for those who want to do the same and forge a better, visible future.

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Race and class in the ruins of the empire
Akala

From the first time he was stopped and searched as a child, to the day he realised his mum was white, to his first encounters with racist teachers - race and class have shaped Akala's life and outlook. In this unique book he takes his own experiences and widens them out to look at the social, historical and political factors that have left us where we are today.

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Blogs

David McQueen
White women benefit most from gender diversity

David writes to express some unfiltered views on the steps that companies can take to embrace inclusive cultures.

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Iesha Small
My hopes for diversity in 2017

Here Iesha Small talks about the need for people to be more direct.

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Jonny Walker
On #BAMEed

Jonny Walker shares his concerns that the ambition he nurtures in a predominantly BAME classroom do not reflect the reality of the professional life they will enter into.

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Naureen Afzal
My hopes for diversity in the education profession

Naureen Afzal examines the methods used to promote diversity, equity and equality in education.

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Anoara Mughal
Defining diversity

Anoara Mughal starts to Define Diversity. She examines the barriers to BAME educators and calls on them to collectively build resilience.

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Hannah Wilsey
Diversity Matters

Hannah Wilsey shares her #BAMEed pledge because Diversity Matters to our schools, staff bodies and leadership reflect the communities they serve.

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

J Gray tells of using diversity to ensure the most talented profession possible.

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Hannah Tyreman
Embracing difference

Hannah reflects on a conference where the speakers were diverse and the learning that resulted from the experience.

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Hannah Tyreman
Overcoming the Challenges of Extremism

Hannah reflects on a talk by Dr Shamim Miah about the challenges of extremism, the ties with identity and how can society can overcome them.

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