Updated: Nov 16, 2022
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Written by: Temitope Ajadi & Elma Glasgow
ID: A Black man and a Black women sit at a desk in front of a PC screen.
The UK has a long and complex history with race relations. In recent years, there has been an increase in public discussion and awareness of issues surrounding racism and discrimination. This has led to a greater demand for resources that can help educate people on these topics.
There are many organisations and initiatives that offer anti-racist resources in the UK. This article will provide an overview of some of the most prominent ones.
Organisations that offer anti-racist resources in the UK
Several organisations offer anti-racist resources in the UK. Some of the most prominent ones include:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a non-governmental organisation that promotes and protects human rights in the UK. It provides resources on various topics related to equality and diversity, including racism and discrimination.
The Runnymede Trust is a think tank that focuses on issues of race and ethnicity in the UK. It provides research and resources on a variety of topics, including anti-racism and discrimination.
The Race Equality Foundation is an organisation that works to promote race equality in the UK. It provides resources on a range of topics, including anti-racism and discrimination.
Blueprint For All (formerly The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust)
Blueprint For All is an organisation that promotes equal opportunities and tackles racism. It provides resources on a range of topics, including anti-racist education and training.
The Stephen Lawrence Day Foundation is led by Stephen’s mother, Baroness Lawrence of Clarendon, OBE. First celebrated in 2019, Stephen Lawrence Day happens every April 22nd – the day Stephen died. An official day in the British calendar, the Day marks and celebrates Stephen’s life and legacy. #StephenLawrenceDay
UK initiatives offering anti-racist resources
There are also a number of initiatives that offer anti-racist resources in the UK. Some of the most prominent ones include:
The Anti-Racism Education (ARE) campaign is a national initiative that provides resources and training on anti-racism and discrimination.
Aspire Black Suffolk
Yes, that's us! We have a FREE Black history education books for primary and secondary/ FE students and teachers. We also follow up with in-class workshops and teacher training to deliver the activities in the book.
The No Outsiders project is an initiative that offers resources and training on equality, diversity, and inclusion.
The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement is a global initiative that aims to combat racism and discrimination. The UK branch of the BLM movement provides resources on a range of topics, including anti-racism and discrimination. #blacklivesmatter
The brainchild of Damian Collins, aka Swiss, Black Pound Day is a national campaign that encourages people in the UK to spend their money with Black-owned businesses. The initiative aims to promote entrepreneurship within the Black community and help close the wealth gap between white and Black Britons. #blackpoundday
About Race Podcast is a British podcast that explores issues of race and racism in the UK. The podcast is hosted by Reni Eddo-Lodge, a journalist and author of the book, Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race.
Vox is an American news and opinion website founded by Ezra Klein. The site's mission is to "explain the news", focusing on providing context and analysis around stories that are often overlooked or misinterpreted. It also talks about race and racism a lot.
Show Racism the Red Card (SRtRC) is an anti-racism educational charity that uses the high-profile status of footballers to deliver anti-racist messages to young people.
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 7 million people who campaign for a world where all enjoy human rights.
The Sir Lenny Henry Centre for Media Diversity is a newly established research centre, bringing together the expertise of established media professionals and academics. The Centre believes that accurate representation of all sections of society in all layers of the UK media is vital.
Nappy provides beautiful, high-res photos of black and brown people to startups, brands, agencies, and everyone else. Nappy makes it easy for companies to be purposeful about representation in their designs, presentations, and advertisements.
The Power of Stories shares local Black stories which have long been overlooked despite the community's contributions to the economy and culture in the region.
Gen Z demand racial justice
Marcus Ryder MBE's blog: Queen’s death has exposed UK media diversity problem
National Trust's slavery and property report
Researching the origins of words with links to slavery
Meaning of 'nitty-gritty'
Microaggressions are the 'norm' for Black people at work
Race and identity: 'Don't call me BAME'
Getty Images launches initiative to elevate Black History and Empower Storytellers
These are just a few of the many organisations and initiatives that offer anti-racist resources in the UK. If you are looking for more information on this topic, there are several websites and books that can provide additional resources.
"Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race" by Reni Eddo-Lodge: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40769464-why-i-m-no-longer-talking-to-white-people-about-race
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There are many organisations and initiatives that offer anti-racist resources in the UK. This article has provided an overview of some of the most prominent ones.
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