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Can you recommend some books/resources about black history and/or raci

Every time I see a form of injustice toward black communities, and any form of subsequent uprising/protesting/rioting that results, I always find myself amazed at the amount of ignorance (whether deliberate or unintentional) that appears on my social media feeds. Phrases like "All Lives Matter", "I don't see colour" or even defences like "institutionalised racism doesn't exist" almost immediately appear in my timelines. 

As a 31-year-old white male, I will never be able to empathise with the injustice black communities experience, but I want to educate myself on the subject as much as possible because I believe that it is at least part of the solution to combating racism (and hopefully putting an end to the flawed logic displayed above).

I appreciate that this subject will be incredibly exhausting for black communities to keep having to discuss every time racism hits the headlines. But I would like to know of any books or resources on the topic that anyone could recommend me?

Thanks for your help. 


1 Jun 2020

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Mercy Posted 10 months ago
W. E. Dubois the souls of black folk. Fanon black skin white masks, Gilroy ain’t no black in the Union Jack, Akala natives and eddo- lodge why I’m no longer talking to white people about race are good starting points Powernomics - Dr Claude Anderson African Leaders of the Twentieth Century: Biko, Selassie, Lumumba, Sankara (Ohio Short Histories of Africa) They’re US focused but The New Jim Crow, Between the world and me and the documentary 13th
Marco Posted 10 months ago
Cheers Ivan for the recommendations. I read 'Natives' last year and it was eye opening. 'Why I'm No Longer Talking To White People About Race' has been on my reading list for a while now so will finally make the purchase!
Marco Posted 10 months ago
This is what happens when you talk to Ivan at the same time as posting a comment... ???? Thank you Mercy!

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