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.

Civil society leaders should also support the anti-racist work led by colleagues including #CharitySoWhite, Black Fundraisers UK, Ubele Initiative to name just a few.

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.

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