How to help end structural racism

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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by Vertigowooyay » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm

Dr David Starkey, ladies and gentlemen. "Historian".

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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by Gfamily » Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:32 pm

Vertigowooyay wrote:
Thu Jul 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Dr David Starkey, ladies and gentlemen. "Historian".

https://twitter.com/Louis_Allday/status ... 3330928642
Slavery was not genocide, otherwise there wouldn't be so many damn blacks in Africa or in Britain would there?
Great response from below
Starkey is a man who has dedicated his life to learning about history but not one second to learning from it.
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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by discovolante » Wed Jul 22, 2020 10:33 am

In case anyone is interested in a philosophical/theoretical discussion about social equality and nonviolent protest there is a live online lecture/Q and A with Judith Butler (chaired by Amia Srinivasan) at 5pm tomorrow: https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/even ... th-butler/ presumably in light of BLM and to coincide with the publication of her new book.
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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by Woodchopper » Wed Jul 22, 2020 12:48 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:51 am
In terms of reading lists, the US bestsellers list is currently awash with books by people of colour, written expressly for white people who want to do their bit. I've downloaded (but not yet read) How to be an Anti Racist by Ibram X. Kendi. Some others mentioned here and here is another list in the Guardian for a UK audience. So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo looks like an excellent primer.

I really think the most helpful thing most of us can do is be self-reflective, be active in the conversations happening around us, and encourage our communities to actively promote opportunities for people of colour. Listen to people, feel uncomfortable, process it. We're gonna have to be total anti-racism nerds.
I have downloaded and almost finished the Kendi’s book. Which is good.

Does anyone have a recommendation for one to read next? For balance it would be nice to read one that wasn’t written from a US perspective.

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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by discovolante » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:32 pm

Natives by Akala gets a lot of good press, it is on my list.
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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by Bird on a Fire » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:43 pm

discovolante wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Natives by Akala gets a lot of good press, it is on my list.
It is really excellent, and I highly recommend it. It's probably more of an account of current and historical structural racism in Britain rather than a guide to ending it, but that's valuable too.

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla is another good one along from a UK perspective.
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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by discovolante » Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:47 pm

Bird on a Fire wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:43 pm
discovolante wrote:
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:32 pm
Natives by Akala gets a lot of good press, it is on my list.
It is really excellent, and I highly recommend it. It's probably more of an account of current and historical structural racism in Britain rather than a guide to ending it, but that's valuable too.

The Good Immigrant by Nikesh Shukla is another good one along from a UK perspective.
Yeah I like Akala, I just haven't read the book yet :oops:

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Re: How to help end structural racism

Post by Vertigowooyay » Thu Jul 30, 2020 3:31 pm

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