New site from the Digital Public Library of America provides free access to thousands of primary source documents including letters, manuscripts and photos, political posters from the 19th century until the liberation movement of the 1960s. Includes: school segregation and black Panther collections the Ida B. Wells Barnett Papers from the University of Chicago Other features […]
Just launched by Cambridge University press, a free collection of journal articles and book chapters which engage critically with the legacy of empire, the slave trade and issues of race and power in society. It will be updated quarterly.
New from Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture a site which is designed to provide free access to tools and resources to help teachers, parents/individuals talk about race and racial prejudice in society. These include videos and written resources. Topics covered include the historical origins of discrimination, whiteness and privilege, bias and how to […]
24% of students from Ethnic Minority Backgrounds have experience racial harassment in UK universities
Shocking new report from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has these findings. Get the methodology and facts by downloading the report.
Free via the BFI player this collection of films celebrates the Black presence in Britain. They include a significant number of pre-Windrush films and documentaries highlighting black lives . They include footage of this visit of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson to Manchester Docks in 1911.
Shocking article on arXiv.org from the at the Annual Meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics 2019. It reports that the algorithms used by “sophisticated” hate bias checkers are not neutral – they are based on standard American English. Therefore tweets by black Americans are proportionally more likely to be flagged up as abusive than […]
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic student attainment at UK universities: #closingthegap Universities UK A report setting out five steps universities can take to help close the attainment gap which exists between students of different ethnicities at UK universities. Mindsets, Paths and Identities: the Experiences of Senior Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Leaders in Higher Education […]
The Center for Responsive Politics has just released a new database which enables researchers to explore the interaction between gender and race in US campaign funding. Typical questions it hopes to answer include: Do a candidate’s race and gender affect the challenges of fundraising? How do the sources and amounts of funding differ by gender and […]
…according to a recent survey by UCU union. There are only 25 black female professors in the UK. 0.1 % of the total percentage. The report Staying Power interviews 20 of them on their experiences revealing that they feel that they have to work harder and longer. A freedom of information request from the BBC revealed recently […]
…according to large-scale research undertaken by Amnesty International and Element AI, a global artificial intelligence software product company. They surveyed millions of tweets mentioning 778 journalists and politicians from the UK and US during 2017. Women of colour were more than 34% likely to receive abuse than white women. The research also looks at the […]