Uncommon stands with Black Lives Matter

Uncommon stands with Black Lives Matter

We as a company and as individuals have taken time to educate ourselves about the racial injustices which many face everyday, and we wanted to be sure our show of support was not just words, but action too.

Uncommon has always been an environment that encourages and values diversity within its workforce and members. We aim to draw upon the widest possible range of views and experiences in order to meet the changing needs of our staff, clients and partners. If you want to learn about our Equality Policy, please visit this page.

We have compiled a list of easily accessible resources that can help us all to understand the experience of Black community, educate ourselves and fight systematic racism. Together we can do better.

10 books to read

  • Why I’m No Longer Talking To White People About Race – Reni Eddo-Lodge
  • So You Want to Talk About Race – Ijeoma Oluo
  • Freedom Is A Constant Struggle – Angela Davis 
  • Me and White Supremacy – Layla Saad
  • The Good Immigrant – Nikesh Shukla
  • Brit(ish) : On Race, Identity and Belonging – Afua Hirsch
  • Between the World and Me – Ta-Nahisi Coate
  • White Fragility – Robin DiAngelo
  • The Skin We’re In: A Year of Black Resistance and Power – Desmond Cole
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings – Maya Angelou

10 podcasts to listen to

10 movies to watch

  • LA 92, dir. T.J. Martin, Daniel Lindsay
  • Just Mercy, dir. Destin Daniel Cretton
  • I Am Not Your Negro, dir. Raoul Peck
  • 12 Years a Slave, dir. Steve McQueen
  • Selma, dir. Ava DuVernay
  • 13th, dir. Ava DuVernay
  • Hidden Figures, dir. Theodore Melfi
  • If Beale Street Could Talk, dir. Barry Jenkins
  • Just Mercy, dir. Destin Daniel Cretton
  • Sorry to Bother You, dir. Boots Riley

Examples of where you can donate

Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust – working with young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to inspire and enable them to succeed in the career of their choice

SARI (Stand Against Racism and Inequality) – provides support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobic, transphobic, age-based, or gender-based. They also provide Equality & Diversity Training.

Show Racism The Red Card – the UK’s leading anti-racism educational charity. They too provide educational workshops, training sessions, and many other valuable resources.

Runnymede  – the UK’s leading independent race equality thinktank. They generate intelligence to challenge racial inequality in Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement. 

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