The murder of George Floyd in America is the result of racism and white supremacy. This is not an American problem, neither is it only a far-right problem. Every white person needs to educate themselves about how racism manifests in all parts of our society, from violence to poor health outcomes to under-representation in leadership. It is not enough to be outraged by racism when we see it, it is our collective responsibility to take to dismantle the old system and rebuild a new, equitable system.
Below are some resources members and non-members may find helpful to learn more about racism in Britain and anti-racism:
- ‘Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race’ – Reni Eddo-Lodge
- ‘Me and White Supremacy: How to Recognise Your Privilege’ – Layla F Saad
- ‘Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of the Empire’ – Akala
- ‘Superior’ – Angela Saini
- ‘White Fragility’ – Robin DiAngelo
A larger list of anti-racist material can also be found here.