August Tool-Kit: Race, Health & Science

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 our kit offers readings on health issues and how “race” can play a significant role.   


Black women are five times more likely to die in childbirth than white women. Why? (2019) by Jenni Murray for BBC Radio 4

Dit is de Dag – NPO radio 1 (2019) by Margje Fikse featuring Dr. Alana Helberg-Proctor (Dutch radio show)

Documentary about dark-skinned ‘first Swedes’ sparks horror on Twitter (2019) by RT News

How has failed African American customers (2019) by Kristen Green

Genes for Skin Color Rebut Dated Notions of Race, Researchers Say (2017) by Carl Zimmer

Jacqui Dyer: Talking about race and mental health is everyone’s business (2017) by Hélène Mulholland

Racists are trying to use ‘science’ to prove mermaids can’t be black. Yes, really (2019) by Narjas Zatat

The Disturbing Resilience of Scientific Racism (2019) by Ramin Skibba

The Unequal Battle: privilege, genes, gender and power (2018) by Anna Kessel

There’s no scientific basis for race – it’s a made-up label (2018) by Elizabeth Kolbert

This is what a black burnout feels like (2019) by Tiana Clark

What can a DNA test actually reveal about your ancestry? (2019) by Caitlin Curtis

What’s Killing America’s Black Infants? (2017) by Zoë Carpenter

Why are black Americans less affected by the opioid epidemic? Racism, probably. (2017) by German Lopez

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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