The MMF stand in solidarity with black communities around the world, UK and in our industry. The fight against racism is an ongoing one, both on a level of larger structural racism and violence but also within our industry and music community. In order to combat racial injustice it is crucial to acknowledge that racism and white privilege exists and are structures so deeply rooted in our society that they are sometimes invisible to the privileged. It is each and everyones responsibility to get educated and try to understand the structures, the history behind them and how they create an unbelievable discriminatory society that costs lives.
Below is a list of resources and recommended reading to get a deeper understanding of structural racism. If you have any suggestions to resources that should be added, please e-mail email@example.com.
Although the conversation is somewhat very focused on USA, structural racism is a problem all around the world, including in the UK. The Institute of Race Relations is at the cutting edge of the research and analysis that inform the struggle for racial justice in Britain, Europe and internationally. Visit their website here. In 2014 they published a report called Dying for Justice on BAME deaths in custody. The full report can be download here.
White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard For White People To Talk About Racism by Robin DiAngelo
The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness by Michelle Alexander
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo
How To Be Less Stupid About Race: On Racism, White Supremacy, and the Racial Divide by Crystal M. Fleming
Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging by Afua Hirsch
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