Black Lives Matter is an international human rights movement, originating from within the African-American community, which campaigns against violence and systemic racism towards black people.
The movement is an inarguable demand for justice, equality, and reform. BLM goes beyond spreading awareness, and calls everyone to take direct action in honor of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and countless others.
Below, you’ll find resources that the National Library of Luxembourg has collated. The purpose of this is to self educate and inform oneself with a selection of documents. These resources help to better understand the different facets of this crucial theme, to (re)act and to finally stand together.
Institutionalized racism, racial profiling or individual racist acts, racism affects not just the lives of the BAME community today, but also our generations to come.
Black lives matter, Sue Bradford Edwards and Duchess Harris
Mourning in America: Race and the Politics of Loss, David W. McIvor
African Americans in Film Issues of Race in Hollywood, Camille R. Michaels
Erasing Institutional Bias, Tiffany Jana
Racism and Paid Work, Tania Das Gupta
The Racial Healing Handbook, Anneliese A. Singh
Racialized Policing Aboriginal People’s Encounters with the Police, Elizabeth Comack
Supporting Diversity and Inclusion with Story, Lyn Ford & Sherry Norfolk
Internal Diversity, Sonja Moghaddari
Sartre, Jews, and the Other: Rethinking Antisemitism, Race, and Gender, Manuela Consonni
Racism in Germany: A power-reflexive, biography-theoretical and discourse-analytical study, Anna-Christin Ransiek
Racism in everyday life: Theoretical and empirical perspectives after Chemnitz, Marcus Nolden, Heidrun Friese & Miriam Schreiter
Whose memory counts? Colonial past and racism today, Mark Terkessidis
In the name of emancipation: Anti-Muslim Racism in Austria, Benjamin Opratko
Racial Profiling: Structural Racism and Anti-Racist Resistance, Serena O. Dankwa et al.
Rassismuskritische politische Bildung: Theorien – Konzepte – Orientierungen, Benno Hafeneger et al.
Epistemische Gewalt: Wissen und Herrschaft in der kolonialen Moderne, Claudia Brunner
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