When a community suffers intolerable injustice, we must come together and make a stand for what’s right.
reed.co.uk would not be the organisation it is today without the contribution of our black co-members: past, present and future.
To our co-members, jobseekers, recruiters, customers, users and to all – we say:
Black Lives Matter.
But it’s not enough to simply make a statement, share an image and a few hashtags. Those outside of the black community must educate themselves too, to support and show solidarity.
Here’s a small selection of resources to learn about unconscious bias, it’s effects on the black community and understanding privilege.
It’s not a comprehensive reading list, but it’s a good place to start.
Do you have a resource you’d like to share? Tweet us @reedcouk or comment below and we’ll update this list.
We want to hear from you.
Community support groups
Kwanda – ‘a modern collection pot for black communities’
The Reach Out Project – a mentoring programme for inner-city boys, in London, focusing on early intervention supporting four key aspects of childhood development; cognitive, behavioural/social and emotional development
STEP NOW – an organisation supporting young people with the knowledge to step into adulthood using four pillars: finance, career, family and health
4Front Project – member-led youth organisation empowering young people and communities to fight for justice, peace and freedom.
Generating Genius – ‘our goal is to inspire and aid our future Black #STEM leaders to reach their chosen universities and beyond’
‘75 things white people can do for racial justice’ 
‘In defence of looting’ 
‘White Fragility: Why it’s so hard for white people to talk about racism’
‘Embracing sadness when joy & rage are the only options the world offers to Black people’ 
‘Free Us All’ 
‘How Videos of Police Brutality Traumatize African Americans and Undermine the Search for Justice’ 
The Autobiography of Malcolm X (Alex Haley & Malcolm X)
Your Silence Will Not Protect You (Audre Lorde)
Women, Race & Class (Angela Davis)
Freedom is a Constant Struggle (Angela Davis)
Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race (Reni Eddo-Lodge)
Black Like Me (John Howard Griffin)
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