Book Club

As a thank you to subscribers we have created a Make It Plain book club where we will explore new books and classic texts. In keeping with the ethos of Make it Plain we will be making recommendations as well as criticism. As part of the book club you will have access to:

  • A monthly feature on the website, highlighting a book to
  • Access to 5 week online book club discussions that will focus on a particular book. We will run these 3 times a year.

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Some of these books about racism are not just bad, they are dangerous

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It’s time to ignore the White House Negro

I promised my mum that I wouldn’t publicly criticise Barack Obama…but he couldn’t help himself, so neither can I. The former president’s latest intervention was to lecture activists that calls to ‘defund the police’ may be “snappy slogans”, but are bad politics because they risk alienating people. This kind of pandering to racists should come […]

Reports won’t rescue you from racism – they might do the opposite

In the week that Universities UK released their report on tackling racial harassment on campus it is worth a reminder that these exercises are useless if the aim is justice. This report followed on from the deeply flawed Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) review last year that equated anti-Welsh prejudice with racism. As per […]

Barbados’ reckoning with race

While celebrating his 32nd birthday at a hotel in Barbados earlier this month, British-Nigerian musician Tinie Tempah took to Instagram to announce he’d been racially profiled by hotel security at a resort on the island. “I want to open up about something heart-breaking that happened to me this weekend”, he wrote to his over 700k […]

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