Dismantle the Power Structures of Oppression

With the brutal killing of George Floyd by white police officers in Minneapolis dominating the news at the moment, it is necessary to highlight the importance of raising awareness of the structures of oppression in our young learners. After all, it is they who will be in positions to make a difference in the future.

Educate yourself and your students on the history of racism, oppression and police brutality in America. Find groups who are taking action and ask what can you do to help. Understand that whilst you may never fully understand you can make a stand. With these sentiments in mind, please use the free presentation (shared with me via a colleague), attached to this blog post below, to help educate your students that every life matters.

Taken from: itsnicethat.com please see the list of resources below to help educate both yourself and your students further on the matter.

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Books, articles and resources to read

  • Anti-racism resources for white people (via Sarah Sophie Flicker and Alyssa Klein)
  • 75 things white people can do for racial injustice (via Medium)
  • Ways to help (via Black Lives Matter)
  • IG: George Floyd: How can I help from the UK? (via Das Penman)
  • IG: 10 steps to non-optical allyship (via Mireille Harper)
  • IG: Transform Allyship into Action: A Toolkit for Non-Black People (via Social Justice in Medicine Coalition at USC)
  • Twitter Thread: UK-based charities, organisations and platforms whose work aims to eradicate racial injustice (Via Black Ballad)
  • Twitter Thread: Advice for companies from Sheree Atcheson, Monzo’s Head of Diversity and Inclusion (Via Sheree Atcheson)
  • Why I’m No longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge⁣⁣⁣
  • I’m Still Here by Austin Channing Brown
  • Natives by Akala
  • Dark Days by James Baldwin
  • Diversify by June Sarpong
  • How To Be Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
  • Don’t Touch My Hair by Emma Dabiri
  • White Supremacy and Me by Layla F. Saad
  • The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
  • Freedom Is A Constant Struggle by Angela Davis
  • They Can’t Kill Us All by Wesley Lowery
  • Your Silence Will Not Protect You by Audre Lorde
  • White Girls by Hilton Als
  • Brit(ish) by Afua Hirsch
  • Black and British: A Forgotten History by David Olusoga
  • The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla

Lesson Resource

What is Privilege

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