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BIPOC Bookshelf

This bookshelf contains books, both online and physically available in the Library. It is just a small sample of the materials we have available for you. It is a growing collection and we hope to continue to diversify and decolonise our collections, to become more inclusive with the materials we offer.

Tacit Racism

In Tacit Racism, Anne Warfield Rawls and Waverly Duck draw on real-world examples to illustrate the many ways in which racism is coded into the everyday social expectation of Americans

Britain's Black Past

Expanding upon the 2017 Radio 4 series 'Britain's Black Past', this book presents those stories and analyses through the lens of a recovered past.

โ€ฒRaceโ€ฒ in Britain Today

This invaluable textbook offers a brief and accessible summary of knowledge about social divisions by 'race' in Britain.

Racial disadvantage and ethnic diversity in Britain

A wide-ranging overview of current debates and research in issues relating to race and ethnicity in contemporary British society. It focuses on the extent of racial inequality while encapsulating the character of recent theories and debates that focus on issues of ethnic diversity and culture.

The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century Britain

Is Britain becoming a more racist society? Arun Kundnani looks behind the media hysteria to show how multicultural Britain is under attack by government policies and vitriolic press campaigns that play upon fear and encourage racism.

White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

Robin DiAngelo coined the term 'White Fragility' in 2011 to describe this process and is here to show us how it serves to uphold the system of white supremacy. She shows us how we can start having more honest conversations, listen to each other better and react to feedback with grace and humility.

Black in the British frame

Focusing on drama and light entertainment, this text documents a range of experiences and representations of people of African descent in British film and cinema.

Staying Power : the history of black people in Britain

Staying Power is a panoramic history of black Britons. Stretching back to the Roman conquest, encompassing the court of Henry VIII, and following a host of characters from Mary Seacole to the abolitionist Olaudah Equiano, Peter Fryer paints a picture of two thousand years of Black presence in Britain.

Race and racism in Britain

Critical study of the issues which are fundamental to the understanding of race and racism in modern Britain.