The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Black Lives Matter. We need to do better; as individuals, as a company, as a society. This is not a one-off exercise but a continuing process. Our priority at the moment is listening, learning and amplifying perspectives that for too long have been marginalised. We’re using this week’s 5 links to share inspiring Black voices from the social sciences, tech and the arts.

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Sherrell Dorsey is a data journalist, technologist and founder of The Plug, a platform committed to diversifying narratives in tech by investigating and reporting on how Black people are affected by and engaged in the innovation industry.

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

This year’s TS Eliot poetry prize was awarded to Roger Robinson for his collection, A Portable Paradise. Read about the collection in this interview with The Guardian, and listen to Robinson perform The Missing, a powerful lament for the lives lost in the Grenfell Fire.

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Master essayist, social critic and activist James Baldwin’s writing on the role of education in perpetuating systemic racism is, sadly, as relevant today as it was at time of writing in 1963. Mandatory reading for anyone grappling with how to make long-term change. 

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Leith Mullings is a Distinguished Professor of Anthropology at the City University of New York and served as president of the American Anthropological Association from 2011 to 2013. In this 2005 article, she addresses the discipline’s troubling history with race and puts forward an agenda for an anti-racist anthropology.

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Artists and designers are playing a crucial role in the BLM movement, providing powerful images that are quickly read, shared and remembered. Nikkolas Smith and Aurelia Durand are just two artists whose work has contributed to the global groundswell of solidarity via social media.

The Weekly Stripe – 05.06.20

Bonus links: An Anti-Racist Resource Guide, full of information and practical advice for ways to take an active role in combatting racism, and 40 Podcasts About The Black British Experience And Race In The UK.