The death of African-American man George Floyd, after he was arrested by police in Minnesota, triggered protests around the world and many people were left thinking about the systemic racism which still plagues us, as well as what they can do to support the Black Lives Matter movement.
Our rural communities are not ethnically diverse and racism is perhaps not something many of us experience. However, it's being widely acknowledged that, for white people, it's important to learn from the black community, to listen to their experiences and to take notes on how to be an ally.
There are lots of great resources available, should you wish to self-educate on issues of racial prejudice and injustice.
The Book Trust (www.booktrust.org.uk) has lots of suggestions for age-appropriate
books for children and young adults.
On the Waterstones website you will find their “Read Against Racism: An Essential
Book List” (www.waterstones.com/blog/read-against-racism-an-essential-book-list)
About Race with Reni Eddo-Lodge
In Search of Black History
Good Ancestor Podcast
Have You Heard George’s Podcast?
Noughts and Crosses
Time: The Khalief Browder Story
When They See Us
See You Yesterday
Da 5 Bloods
Dear White People
Orange is the New Black
Do The Right Thing
I Am Not Your Negro
Rest In Power
The Hate U Give
Oprah Winfrey: When They See Us Now
Trevor Noah: Son of Patricia
All Day and a Night
Who Killed Malcolm X?