Race & Diversity Newsletters
Please click here June 2020 edition to read the latest edition of our Race & Diversity newsletter for more information, resources and training opportunities
- 2 BASW statements on the George Floyd murder and Black Lives Matter: https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2020/jun/basw-equality-diversity-inclusion-advisory-group-position-statement and https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2020/jun/basw-statement-george-floyd.
- BASW COVID 19 Staff Risk Assessment Flow chart (to assist managers and staff with staff risk assessments): https://www.basw.co.uk/resources/covid-19-staff-risk-assessment-flow-chart
- Community Care article on Black Lives Matter: https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/06/12/black-lives-matter-social-work-must-respond-action-platitudes/
- Working-Class Academics article on Black Lives Matter: https://workingclass-academics.co.uk/black-lives-matter-then-now-always-by-wayne-reid/#more-2478
- Now Then magazine article on Black Lives Matter: https://nowthenmagazine.com/articles/black-lives-matter-then-now-always
- Black Lives Matter for Diverse Educators: https://www.diverseeducators.co.uk/black-lives-matter-then-now-always/
- 2nd Community Care article on Black Lives Matter (aimed at social work leaders and organisations): https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/07/17/promote-anti-racist-culture-social-work/
- Diverse Educators blog: https://www.diverseeducators.co.uk/how-to-promote-an-anti-racist-culture-in-social-work/
- Critical Publishing blog: https://thecriticalblog.wordpress.com/2020/10/01/how-to-promote-an-anti-racist-culture-in-social-work-by-wayne-reid/
- Omnibus article 1 Social Work News magazine: https://www.mysocialworknews.com/article/why-we-must-commit-to-promoting-an-anti-racist-culture-in-social-work
- Article for Professional Social Work magazine ‘When you’re accustomed to privilege, equality feels like oppression’: https://www.basw.co.uk/resources/psw-magazine/psw-online/%E2%80%98when-you%E2%80%99re-accustomed-privilege-equality-feels-oppression%E2%80%99
- Article for Community Care: ‘Anti-racism in social work: no more questions – just actions please’: https://www.communitycare.co.uk/2020/12/16/anti-racism-social-work-questions-just-actions-please/
- Omnibus article 2 for Social Work News magazine:https://www.mysocialworknews.com/article/black-history-month-has-passed-but-we-must-not-stop-ringing-the-alarm-on-racism-in-social-work
- Social Work News magazine ‘Author of the Month’ December 2020: https://www.mysocialworknews.com/article/congratulations-to-our-first-author-of-the-month
- The campaign to change the racist imagery on the KCMG medal: https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1273391715546804225?s=20 and organised a letter to be sent to the Queen from BASW: https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2020/jun/basw-writes-royal-family-call-kcmg-medal-which-has-clearly-distressing-racist
- The Black & Ethnic Minority Symposium (BPS): https://www.basw.co.uk/system/files/resources/181151_black_ethnic_minority_professionals_symposium_v2.pdf
- The Black & Ethnic Minority Symposium (BPS) & Perrett Laver employment skills ‘SMASHING the glass ceiling’ event: https://www.basw.co.uk/events/black-ethnic-minority-professionals-symposium-bps-smashing-glass-ceiling-employment-skills
- The Black & Ethnic Minority Social Worker anthology: https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1274014299569246208?s=20
- Poem ‘The revolution (A nod to Gil Scott-Heron)’ based on Black Lives Matter: https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1275830803256217602/photo/1
- Podcast with Dr Jermaine Ravalier (Bath Spa University) & Diana Katoto (Social work student) on ‘Ordinary Black People Doing Extraordinary Things: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XgkKJ9o0uMs&feature=youtu.be
- Podcast interview with Andy McClenaghan, Narinder Sidhu & I. Black Lives Matters — The Social Work response to challenging racial injustice: https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/black-lives-matters-social-work-response-to-challenging/id1511140451?i=1000484050913
- Podcast interview with David Niven on Black Lives Matter: https://media.blubrry.com/davidniven/p/content.blubrry.com/davidniven/Social_World_Episode_094_MP3.mp3
- Webinar interview with Jason Liosatos Black Lives Matter, Social Work & Everything In-between: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tL1vaN-0IwI
- Webinar panel presentation with Social Work Student Connect: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkgHLHxP-HY&feature=youtu.be
- Developing Together South West Teaching Partnership anti-racism in social work full presentation. The BASW: Anti-Racism in Social Work with Wayne Reid – September 2020 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DapsfbpnMG0&feature=youtu.be
- The Anti-Racism Virtual Summit: https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1306327852795731969?s=20
- The BASW webpages containing resources to support Black & Ethnic Minority social workers: https://www.basw.co.uk/black-asian-and-minority-ethnic-resources
- BASW’s Anthony Dhadwal talks to….Wayne Reid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45dl0rDY9fw
- A wide-ranging podcast with Yohai Hakak and students from Brunel University on WR’s career and his efforts to promote anti-racism in social work: https://anchor.fm/yohai-hakak
- The Mental Health Act, Race and Ethnicity: what are the key issues for AMHPs now? Webinar: https://www.basw.co.uk/mental-health-act-race-and-ethnicity-what-are-key-issues-amhps-now-webinar
- BASW England response to Minister for Equalities report on disparate impact of COVID-19 on Black & Ethnic Minority communities: https://www.basw.co.uk/media/news/2020/oct/basw-englands-response-minister-equalities-report-disparate-impact-covid-19
- The ‘Tackling Racism Across the Leadership Pipeline’ conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvdHUFt04ro&feature=youtu.be
- #IAMNEWHAM Conference alongside Isabelle Trowler (Chief Social Worker – Department for Education), David Olusoga (Historian & Broadcaster) & Sarah Blackmore (Social Work England): https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1334565216479285253?s=20
- Presentation at ExChange Wales & CASCADE webinar event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHOZkadKXKU&feature=youtu.be
- Panel at the Guardian’s Social Lives 2020 event with Colum Conway (CEO – Social Work England), Diane Galpin (Bournemouth University & Guardian), Jennie Hale (Social Worker) & David Brindle (Public Services Editor – Guardian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogTCmRfz3Kk / https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/22/nine-at-night-laptop-still-open-social-work-pandemic
- Coverage on the BASW in the media webpage: https://www.basw.co.uk/media-centre/basw-media
- Omnibus article for Working Class Academics: https://workingclass-academics.co.uk/black-history-month-has-passed-but-we-must-not-stop-ringing-the-alarm-on-racism-in-social-work-by-wayne-reid/
- Critical Publishing Omnibus blog: https://thecriticalblog.wordpress.com/2021/01/04/anti-racism-in-social-work-2020-omnibus/
- Poem ‘The Lion’s Everyday Flex: https://twitter.com/wayne_reid79/status/1338759518885457920?s=20
- Liverpool Hope University our ‘Race and Anti-Racist Practice’ Integration Day event with Anna Rothery (Lord Mayor), Wayne Reid & Maris Stratulis BASW: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfBjFyDeMBA&feature=youtu.be
- ‘George Floyd’s murder was the catalyst for my focus on anti-racist social work’. My interview for Professional Social Work magazine: https://www.basw.co.uk/resources/psw-magazine/psw-online/george-floyds-murder-was-catalyst-my-focus-anti-racist-social-work
- Article published by Make It Plain & supported by Kehinde Andrews (Professor of Black Studies in the School of Social Sciences at Birmingham City University): https://make-it-plain.org/2021/02/12/social-work-is-institutionally-racist-heres-how-we-fix-it/
- Skills for Care | How to become an anti-racist organisation | online webinar recording: https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Leadership-management/developing-leaders-and-managers/Supporting-the-diverse-workforce-within-adult-social-care.aspx#WebinarSeries
- Diverse Educators blog: https://www.diverseeducators.co.uk/anti-racism-in-social-work-no-more-questions-just-actions-please/
- OUTLANDERS: Hidden Narratives From Social Workers Of Colour anthology: https://siobhanmaclean.com/publications/outlanders
- Dismantling institutional racism in social work 20 years after Macpherson: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dismantling-institutional-racism-in-social-work-20-years-after-macpherson-tickets-142078184675
White Privilege and Male Privilege
Please click here to read an essay excerpted from Working Paper 189, “White Privilege and Male Privilege: A Personal Account of Coming To See Correspondences through Work in Women’s Studies” (1988), by Peggy McIntosh; available for $4.00 from the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women, Wellesley MA 02181. The working paper contains a longer list of privileges. The essay is written by Peggy McIntosh, an associate director of the Wellesley College Center for Research on Women.
Race, culture and all that
Please click here to read ‘Race, culture and all that: an exploration of the
perspectives of White secondary student teachers about race equality issues in their initial teacher education’ written by Vini Lander
Articles, blogs & resources
A collection of articles, blogs, tools and resources around anti-racist education provided by Hannah Tyreman at the Chartered College, who is part of the BAMEed Network steering group.
Brit(ish): On race, identity and belonging, Afua Hirsch
Diversify, June Sarpong
How to be an antiracist, Ibram X. Kendi
It’s Not About the Burqa, Mariam Khan
Pedagogy of the oppressed, Paulo Freire
Teaching to transgress, Bell Hooks
The Stopping Places: A Journey Through Gypsy Britain, Damian Le Bas
White privilege: The myth of a post-racial society, Kalwant Bhopal
Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race, Renni Eddo-Lodge
A collection of over 100 books collated by the BAMEed Network
This selection of books has recently been made freely available for educators to download.
Useful organisations, individuals and research publications
A collection of organisations working towards equity collated by the BAMEed Network as well as regional networks for educators around the UK
BERA – race, ethnicity and education provide a forum for researchers of ‘race’, ethnicity and education, host seminars, publish papers and support and facilitate the development and quality of research in relation to these issues.
The Institute of Race Relations publishes a quarterly journal Race & Class, free briefing papers on issues of racism in Europe and the UK and occasional books, pamphlets and reports.
Race, Ethnicity and Education is the leading peer-reviewed journal on racism and race inequality in education.
Runnymede is the UK’s leading independent race equality think tank. They generate intelligence to challenge race inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement. You can read their publications here.
The Traveller Movement is a leading national charity committed to the fulfilment of human rights for ethnic minority Gypsy Roma and Traveller people. The site hosts a range of publications including, a good practice guide to improving outcomes for gypsy, roma and traveller children in education.
Whiteness and Education is a publication that presents critical discussions of White racism, White identity, privilege, power and intersectionality.
The Economist Educational Foundation have published two
educational resources for 9-year-olds and upwards in response to the protests for racial equality that are happening all over the world. Click here to access
useful resources for schools generated by Place2Be
All different, all equal toolkit for primary schools
Available on the Mentally Healthy Schools website, this toolkit includes an assembly plan, a lesson plan and cross-curricular ideas for teachers to help empower children and young people to celebrate what makes them, and others, unique.
Black Lives Matter – Book Trust Book List
Book Trust has selected books that examine the structural oppression experienced by the Black community, aimed at inspiring and empowering young children to talk about anti-racism.
Remember that if you are struggling with your mental health, there is always help available.
Three ways for UK schools to improve their race relations – click here to access
What did you just say? Responses to racist comments collected from the field – click here to access
Race and Racism in English Secondary Schools – click here to access
Visible Minorities, Invisible Teachers – click here to access
The Runnymede Trust’s Visible and Invisible Barriers: the impact of racism on BME teachers – click here to access
National Education Union Framework for developing an
Anti-racist approach – click here to access
Vogue Magazine – A Psychologist’s Guide To Healing From Racial Trauma – click here to access
Challenging systemic racism in the workplace by cipd on SoundCloud – Hear the world’s sounds – please click here to access
Representation matters in the early years – please click here to access
Blog -The long, insidious, shadows of colonialism – please click here to access
Race in the workplace – The McGregor-Smith Review– please click here to access
Examples of work around race and hate crime – please click here to access
Changing the Narrative
Changing The Narrative is a powerful documentary funded by Professor Farzana Shain at Leverhulme Trust. To share the voices of young British female Muslims in an ever-changing political landscape. The film uncovers how societal issues directly affect young British female Muslims what they fear, hopes and dreams. Farzana hopes the film can be shown directly to policymakers in government, media outlets and educational settings to help change the narrative around Muslim women.
Introduction to “Deconstructing White Privilege” Video – All of us must seek the light of God, the light of truth in recognising oppression. We begin to do so in this session, which focuses on the oppressive behavior that is born out of white privilege. Dr. Robin DiAngelo is transparent about white privilege couched in explicit and implicit biases in the video “Deconstructing White Privilege,” the first in a series of Vital Conversations on Racism.
Dr. DiAngelo describes the most obvious and explicit aspects of racism and white privilege, while going beyond the surface of racism. Her video serves as a foundation on understanding racism and white privilege for the remaining six videos in the Vital Conversations series.
Click here to view the video