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Black Lives Matter

Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.

We encourage students to educate themselves with issues surrounding racial inequalities. Please use the following resources to learn more, engage with campaigns and make a positive difference. 

Glossary of key terms

Resources available on this page: 








eBooks available from the LTU Library (Free for students!)

We recommend reading the following: 

Black Feminist Thought – Patricia Hill Collins

Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge

Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire – Akala

Brit(ish) - Afua Hirsch

The New Jim Crow – Michelle Alexander

How to Be an Antiracist – Ibram X. Kendi

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo

White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo

How to Argue with a Racist – Adam Rutherford


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If you want to learn and engage through visual content we recommend: 

13th (Netflix)
Dear White People (Netflix)
If Beale Street Could Talk (Hulu)
When They See Us (Netflix)
Seven Seconds (Netflix)

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Looking for an audible way to learn - try these:

Intersectionality Matters!
About Race
Momentum: A Race Forward Podcast
Seeing White

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Here are just a few of the UK based petitions that the Students' Union are supporting: 

Teach British children about the realities of British Imperialism and Colonialism

Anti-Racism Education to be Compulsory in UK Schools

Justice for Belly Mujinga

Teach Postcolonial Literature in Secondary Schools

If there are other petitions you feel passionate about and would like the SU's support in promoting them here for other students to see, please get in touch via direct messages on our social media. 

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Here are a few social media accounts using their platform to educate and create positive change:

Nowhitesaviors (IG) (Twitter) (Facebook)

Ckyourprivilege (IG) (Facebook)

Blklivesmatter (IG) (Twitter) (Facebook)

Austinchanning (IG) (Twitter) (Facebook)

Breenewsome (IG) (Twitter) (Facebook)

Rachel.cargale (Twitter)

Laylafsaad (IG)

Ibramxk (IG) (Facebook)

Renieddologe (IG) (Twitter)

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If you are wanting to and able to donate here are a few causes we think are worth supporting: 

United Families & Friends Campaign

Majonzi fund: Covid-19 bereavement fund

Black Minds Matter UK

Stop Hate UK

R.I.P Belly Mujinga

Show Racism the Red Card

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust

Hope Not Hate

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These are just a few of the hundreds of resources available online in order to educate yourself and make a positive change. If there are any other resources or suggestions you have that we should include on this page please get in touch with us via our social media channels. You can also use the Student Say section to submit your own idea to be discussed and actioned by the Student Council.


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