The past

Racism remains suppressing because the comprehension of race as the term we know today, was developed by Europeans in the so-called Age of Discovery and Expansion. To this very day in school textbooks, we still use the terms discovery and colonisation to define Europeans’ connection with these continents when in fact, Europeans came as conquerors. We shouldn’t rely on our school education which does not teach us the brutal and negative impacts of colonisation and slavery.

Podcasts

Afua Hirsch: We Need to Talk About the British Empire:
https://www.somethinelse.com/projects/we-need-to-talk-about-the-british-empire/

Ted Radio Hour: Confronting Racism:
https://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/707189471/confronting-racism

Books

Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brit-ish-Race-Identity-Belonging/dp/1911214284

Race in North America: Origin and Evolution by Audrey Smedley
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Race-North-America-Evolution-Worldview/dp/0813345545/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=Race+in+North+America%3A+Origin+and+Evolution+by+Audrey+Smedley&qid=1591446233&s=books&sr=1-1

Racism: Reality Built on a Myth by John Lovchik
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=Racism%3A+Reality+Built+on+a+Myth+by+John+Lovchik&i=stripbooks&ref=nb_sb_noss

More

Article: Why I Can’t Escape the Legacy of Slavery
https://medium.com/@hello_55098/why-i-cant-escape-the-legacy-of-slavery-5875ac343e37

Twitter thread of black documentaries that serve to help understand racism, prejudice, police brutality, etc…:
https://twitter.com/FILMSHAWTY/status/1266029625626497031

Open Yale Course on African American History: From Emancipation to the Present:
https://www.somethinelse.com/projects/we-need-to-talk-about-the-british-empire/