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Race

“The fight to redefine racism” by Kelefa Sanneh
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/19/the-fight-to-redefine-racism


“Why nobody is systemically racist” by James Lindsay

https://newdiscourses.com/2020/07/nobody-systemically-racist/


“I am not BAME” by Ben Habib

https://westmonster.com/habib-i-am-not-bame


“We need to talk about Black Lives Matter” by Andrew Doyle

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/06/12/we-need-to-talk-about-black-lives-matterm/


FILMED INTERVIEW: “
The moral case against Black Lives Matter” Coleman Hughes interviewed by Freddie Sayers:

https://unherd.com/thepost/coleman-hughes-the-moral-case-against-blm/

 

FILMED PANEL: “Dissecting Black Lives Matter and UK racism” with Anthony Joshua and panel in The Sun‘s ‘Time For Change’ debate https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=87&v=a_izDCzBONE&feature=emb_logo


“Racism is a problem, white people are not” by Kenan Malik https://kenanmalik.com/2020/06/16/racism-is-a-problem-white-people-are-not/


Also see general writing on racism and critiques of identity politics by Kenan Malik: https://kenanmalik.com/


FILMED PANEL: “Black and White Vision: Are we seeing racism everywhere?” Battle of Ideas festival (Oct 2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=14&v=y6sDkI8g5DM&feature=emb_logo AND https://www.battleofideas.org.uk/2018/session/black-and-white-vision-are-we-seeing-racism-everywhere/


FILMED INTERVIEW: “The Problem with Black Lives Matter” Zuby interviewed on TRIGGERnometry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Sk4-p_0pcU


“Why Black Lives Matter are so dangerous” by Nick Buckley https://thecritic.co.uk/i-was-fired-for-criticising-blm/

 

“The problem with identity politics” Q&A with Asad Haider https://newhumanist.org.uk/articles/5342/the-problem-with-identity-politics


“Race is not the disadvantage it once was in the UK” by Shabnam Nasimi https://www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/politics/race-is-not-the-disadvantage-it-once-was-in-the-uk


“Which Lives Matter?” by Ike Ijeh http://futurecities.org.uk/2020/06/23/which-lives-matter/


“White Guilt and Black Power: the creation of the structural racism myth” by Tarjinder Gill https://allinbritain.org/white-guilt-and-black-power-the-creation-of-the-structural-racism-myth/

EDUCATION

“Is unconscious-bias training the new Brain Gym?” by Kevin Rooney

https://www.tes.com/news/unconscious-bias-training-new-brain-gym


“The insidious march of critical race theory in schools may be breaking the law” by Calvin Robinson
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/07/11/insidious-march-critical-race-theory-schools-may-breaking-law/


“Can you really teach kids not to be racist?” by Tom Chivers

https://unherd.com/2020/07/anti-racism-training-for-children-is-cruel/


“We’ve learned so much from dead white men – trying to remove them from history is madness” by Lindsay Johns https://www.ibtimes.co.uk/weve-learned-so-much-dead-white-men-trying-remove-them-history-madness-1587140


FILMED PANEL: “Decolonising Education: is the curriculum too white?” Battle of Ideas festival (November 2016) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSxLd-Y9raE&feature=emb_logo AND http://archive.battleofideas.org.uk/2016/session/11570#.XxbAdG5FzMQ


FILMED PANEL: “CLR James and the Canon” Worldwrite film launch

http://www.worldwrite.org.uk/video/every-cook-can-govern-clr-james-the-canon/


“Review: Channel 4 ‘The School That Tried To End Racism’” by Howard Sherwood https://dontdivideus.com/media/

CRITICAL RACE THEORY

“White fragility training and freedom of belief” by Helen Pluckrose

https://areomagazine.com/2020/06/26/is-white-fragility-training-ethical/

 

“The dehumanising condescension of White Fragility” by John McWhorter

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/dehumanizing-condescension-white-fragility/614146/

 

“Keep critical race theory out of the classroom” by Adrian Hart

https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/09/keep-critical-race-theory-out-of-the-classroom/

 

“Racial sensitivity training turned me into a confused racist” by Lloyd Evans

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/racial-sensitivity-training-turned-me-into-a-racist

“On ‘White Fragility’” by Matt Taibbi

https://taibbi.substack.com/p/on-white-fragility

 

“Opening Pandora’s Box” by Greg Ashman  https://gregashman.wordpress.com/2020/06/27/opening-pandoras-box/

 

“Unravelling the concept of unconscious bias” by Jenny Bourne (Institute of Race Relations)

http://www.irr.org.uk/news/unravelling-the-concept-of-unconscious-bias/

 

“Stop apologising for cultural appropriation” by Ralph Leonard https://unherd.com/2020/07/cultural-appropriation-is-progressive-and-anti-racist/

 

“Decolonising discourses as symptoms of morbidity” by Alka Sehgal Cuthbert https://www.oneducation.net/no-07_april-2020/decolonising-discourses-as-symptoms-of-morbidity/

FREE SPEECH

“The threat to civil liberties goes way beyond ‘cancel culture’” by Leigh Phillips

https://jacobinmag.com/2020/07/cancel-culture-harpers-letter-free-speech

“The tyranny of groupthink” by Josef Joffe

https://www.the-american-interest.com/2020/07/16/the-tyranny-of-groupthink/


“Is there still room for debate?” by Andrew Sullivan

https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/06/andrew-sullivan-is-there-still-room-for-debate.html

 

When will the trade unions speak up?” by Paul Embery

https://unherd.com/thepost/when-will-the-trade-unions-speak-up/

 

FILMED INTERVIEW: “Taking on the woke movement and the culture wars” Claire Fox, interviewed by Steven Edginton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyBRwz_xt-k&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR0nmGZr7mwAxcNpOexNkko8GbCzNjYCaooiTpBvgLqQhRUUl5wN70iVvso


“We’re facing a tsunami of censorship” by Toby Young https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/were-facing-a-tsunami-of-censorship

 

PODCAST: “What to do when you’ve been cancelled – How to wean cancel culture addicts off their favourite drug” David Scullion, The Critic https://thecritic.co.uk/what-to-do-when-youve-been-cancelled/

HISTORY

“The statue-topplers are obsessed with white men and white history” by Tanjil Rashid https://spectator.us/statue-topplers-white-men-history-raja-rammohan-roy/

 

“Toppling statues won’t transform inner cities” by Matthew Syed https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/toppling-statues-wont-transform-inner-cities-9rzrtfnwj


“Modern-day witchfinders won’t end the hate by pulling down statues — they’ll only fuel it” by Inaya Folarin Iman https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/ -8438005/Modern-day-witchfinders-wont-end-hate-pulling-statues-writes-Inaya-Folarin-Iman.html

 

FILMED DEBATE: “Revere or Remove? The Battle Over Statues, Heritage and History” organised Intelligence Squared with Historic England https://youtu.be/SoC2ioaQUQU

 

FILMED DEBATE: “US congressional hearing on reparations for slavery” Ta-Nehisi Coates VS Coleman Hughes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5AQyWAWHU4&feature=youtu.be

 

“Culture wars are about our society” by Jeremy Black https://thecritic.co.uk/culture-wars-are-about-our-society/

 

“John Lewis: ‘good trouble’” by Kevin Yuill https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/07/20/john-lewis-good-trouble/

 

FILM: “Every Cook Can Govern” first feature-length documentary to explore the life, writings and politics of the great Trinidad-born revolutionary C.L.R. James who died in Brixton in 1989

https://vimeo.com/ondemand/clrjames

 

BOOK: “The Life and Times of Frederick Douglas” https://www.amazon.co.uk/Life-Times-Frederick-African-American/dp/0486431703/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=

 

PODCAST: “Race relations in the USA from the abolition of slavery after the American Civil War (1865), through Reconstruction, via Jim Crow, Martin Luther King, OJ Simpson, Rodney King, Trayvon Martin to Black Lives Matter and Statues”. Dr Cheryl Hudson interviewed by Ria Lina’s for Behind podcast https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-true-racism-behind-blm-usa-with-dr-cheryl-hudson/id1506246354?i=1000483654314

 

PODCASTS: “Clear and Present Danger – a History of Free Speech” a series of  podcasts by Jacob Mchangama, who guides listeners through the history of free speech from the trial of Socrates to the Great Firewall https://www.freespeechhistory.com/

TEACHING RESOURCES / FOR 6th FORMERS

“Black Lives Matter: A Guide to Teaching Sixth Formers about Racism and Inequality” by Free Speech Union https://freespeechunion.org/black-lives-matter-a-guide-to-teaching-sixth-formers-about-racism-and-inequality/


DEBATING MATTERS TOPIC GUIDE https://debatingmatters.com/
Debate motion: “Monuments to Controversial Historical Figures Should Remain” Click Here


DEBATING MATTERS TOPIC GUIDE
“Britain should pay reparations for its colonial past” Click Here

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