May Tool-Kit: Being a person of colour in Europe

Each month we will be posting a new digital tool-kit with reading materials and resources to aid in counter-movements and the enhancement of critical media literate and de-colonial perspectives. This month, we share essays, articles and tools related to the experience(s) of being a person of colour in Europe, contributing to a pan-European discourse and dialogue on race, identity and belonging. 


16 Stunning Pictures of Black British People Living Their Best Lives (2016) by Tolani Shoneye

36 Books by Black Women Academics

Afrispectives Platform

Afrophobia in Europe: ENAR Shadow Report 2014-2015 (2015) by Ojeaku Nwabuzo for ENAR

All the ways white people are privileged in the UK (2017) by Al Jazeera News

Being Black in Berlin (2017) Jennifer Neal

Black in the USSR: what’s life like for a ‘Russian of colour’? (2016) by Samuel Goff

The Everyday Racism Black Spaniards Face (2017) by Sara Rosati

How well do you know your rights? (2016) by Sarah Lasoye

Invisible Visible Minority report (2014) by European Network Against Racism

Let’s talk about race and identity in Ireland (2017) by Emma Dabiri

The Nod: A Subtle Lowering of the Head You Give to Another Black Person in an Overwhelmingly White Place (2017) by Musa Okwonga

The reality of being black in today’s Britain (2016) by David Olusoga

Responding to Right-Wing Attacks (2017) by Dana Cloud

‘Silence is not allyship’ – migrant solidarity is lacking from Brits abroad panicking about Brexit (2018) by Bel Parnell-Berry

Statistically speaking, black people in Germany don’t exist (2017) Aamna Mohdin

“They Wanted to Kill Us All” – Black Panthers Photographer Neil Kenlock Looks Back (2018) by Leah Sinclair

This is what it’s like growing up in Wales as a black woman (2017) by Ayofemi Holloway

What it’s like being black in Poland (2017) by Sonti Ramirez

“Where are you really from?”: The hidden lives of POC in rural Britain (2017) by Louisa Adjoa Parker

Why there’s nothing racist about black-only spaces (2017) by Charlie Brinkhorst-Cuff

You might not know what ‘microagressions’ are, but as a Black British man, they sap my energy every day (2019) by Derek Owusu


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