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Nov 23, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month


By Drew Welton

Founder - I help companies hire innovation executives.

Nov 06, 2020

Celebrating Black History Month

We have been showcasing and celebrating the thoughts, expressions, experiences and innovations of the black community. From showcasing what Angela Benton has been doing to pioneer and promote diversity in the technology industry, to Kimberly Bryant who launched Black Girls Code, an organisation devoted to teaching young girls of colour computer coding and programming languages. We also launched a book club to internally educate ourselves on the intricacies of diversity. This month we have been discussing prominent themes relating to the Black Lives Matter Movement and Black British History. We wanted to share our list of resources for anyone interested in diving into some of the materials we read, listened to, and watched. 

Book Club

Since our solidarity post with Black Lives Matter, we at Bamboo Crowd have been dedicated to internally educating ourselves on the intricacies of diversity. We set up an initiative that focuses on teaching prominent themes relating to the Black Lives Matter Movement and Black British History. 

Here is the list of resources that we studied this past month. We'd love to hear from our community about other great resources that we can share internally and across our network:

Resource list:

About Race by Reni Eddo Lodge; White Season (podcast) 
Part 1 //  
Part 2 // 

Enoch Powell - Rivers of Blood:  

Race & Racism // Podcast: 

Why Racism isn’t just an American problem:  

Hasan Minaj: We cannot stay silent about George Floyd | Patriot Act Digital Exclusive:  

How to know if you’re a hipster racist:  

Windrush scandal explained:  

Black History is still largely ignored… : 

The 1981 Brixton Riots: 

Rene Carayol, Short film on the Brixton Riots (1985): 

White riot: The week Notting Hill exploded:  

Mark Duggan: Timeline of Events:  

Colour blindness: 

Why Police violence is an issue in the UK as well: 

Police Brutality in the UK - Stats: 

Police brutality in the UK - Victims: 

“Good ethnicities” model minorities: 

Internalising Anti-Blackness & Manufacturing Model Minorities in Western-Asian Communities: 

There ain’t no black in the Union Jack - Akala:  

Victorians and Africans: the geology of the Myth of the Dark Continent, Brantlinger, P. 1985   

The Invention of Africa: Gnosis, Philosophy, and the Order of Knowledge. London; Bloomington: James Currey; Indiana U.P. -  

How Europe underdeveloped Africa by Walter Rodney -  

Akala – Deconstructing race, class & Britain’s modern myths - 

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